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What needs to happen to build resilience and improve mental health among junior doctors

  • Written by Richard Murray, Dean of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University
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Doctors experience higher levels of suicide and mental distress than their non-medical peers. A review of studies in the area found male doctors had a 26% higher risk of suicide, while female doctors had a 146% higher risk (more than double) than the general population.

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