Is group therapy the answer for GPs’ distress?

World-first systematic review and meta-analysis on physician mental health should be seen as a call to action, say experts
Clare Pain

GPs experiencing psychological distress may receive moderate relief by attending group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or mindfulness sessions, according to Australian research.

The world’s first systematic review and meta-analysis on the topic of doctors’ mental health published in the Lancet Psychiatry shows that a 40% reduction in symptoms of depression or anxiety can be obtained by such programs.