Why is it so hard for GPs to take care of themselves?

There is a plethora of reasons why so many doctors have burn out, mental health issues, and even consider taking their own lives.

A pre-pandemic survey of 15,000 Australian doctors and medical students 21% had been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime, and around one-quarter had had thoughts of taking their own life in the preceding 12 months — significantly higher than the general population.1

Young doctors were found to be the most at risk of burnout with 48% reporting emotional exhaustion, 18% low

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