Almost every month there is a news of a Doctor committing suicide, and it has increased in recent times.
According to a study the chances of a doctor committing suicide are twice that of a non medical person, and thrice if the doctor is a female.
To assess it further a report released recently by the PGIMER psychiatry department states that 90% of resident doctors, mainly juniors, of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are stressed out. About 86% have not sought psychiatric help and 57% feel there’s a stigma attached to mental health problems.
Ninety per cent of the doctors are moderately or severely stressed, which means their routines are affected and they are finding it difficult to cope with life. Ten per cent are ‘overwhelmingly’ stressed.
“The study involves a majority of junior residents as they are under rigorous training, have a lot of academic pressure and clinical workload as well. This high level stress is impacting their physical and mental health. Strangely, a majority of them feel there’s a stigma attached to asking for help,” says Dr Sandeep Grover
Numerous factors act as triggers, with 67% affected by long working hours, 53% (each) by lack of recognition at work and no leave. About 48% were stressed because of their inability to avail leaves and being blamed for mistakes they had not made or for minor mistakes, 43 per cent doctors feel that they are not treated well by their seniors, the study has found.
17% even contemplated suicide.
Twenty five per cent doctors have started taking or increased the intake of alcohol, cannabis and opioids.
The study shows how the work stress is taking a toll on their well being and efficiency and should be an eye opener to take immediate corrective steps in every institution.
For the Doctors, important is to take care of yourself. Find time, have some social life, be demanding for your basic rights. Don’t fear that someone will remove you from the job or someone will fail you.
Let them because no job is worthy enough to take your life.
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