Residents Continue To Be (Even More) Depressed

Residency: In a systematic review of studies published from the 1980s to the 2010s, the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms among residents was found to be 28.8%. Specialty, post-graduate year, country, median age, and percentage male were not predictors of depression prevalence.  Interestingly, there was a tonic increase in percentage of depressed residents with calendar year, despite increasingly strict duty hours regulations over the years relevant to included studies. — Laura Willett, MD

Mata DA, Ramos MA, Bansal N, Khan R, Guille C, Di Angelantonio E, Sen S. Prevalence of Depression and Depressive Symptoms Among Resident Physicians: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.JAMA. 2015

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