5 physician voices on depression in the workplace

Nearly one-third of physicians said they have experienced clinical depression, while another 67% said they've faced colloquial depression in Medscape's 2024 "Physician Burnout and Depression Report."

Here are five anonymous physician voices who told Medscape how depression affects their work life:

"I am angry and sad about why I am in this stage, as I have done nothing I can attribute it to beyond often stating the truth in the interest of patient care."

"I arrive at work every day trying to have a good outlook, but it only lasts 15 seconds."

"I feel unwell. It's affected my sleep and appetite. I have chronic fatigue and pain that makes it harder to work."

"I count down the hours until I can leave, and I am unhappy talking to people."

"I have lost my drive to help and to innovate."

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