A new study finds that about a quarter of doctors exhibit signs of depression which could “put their patients at risk.”

In a university news release, Dr. Srijan Sen, study senior author, states, “the increase in depression is surprising and important, especially in light of reforms that have been implemented over the years with the intent of improving the mental health of residents and the health of patients.”

It is the researcher’s hope that these findings will push medical schools and hospitals to do more to safeguard their new doctors’ mental health.

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