Mental illness in doctors still a taboo subject

UK survey shows some doctors continue working despite knowing their cognition is affected
Clare Pain
doctor with depression

Doctors with mental health issues are concealing their illness from their employers and continuing to work when unwell, according to two reports from the UK’s British Medical Association (BMA).

The reports, which were commissioned as part of an initiative to tackle the problem of doctors’ mental health, aimed to provide a better understanding of the extent of the problem.