WHAT’S UP, DOC?
SPARE a thought for the mental strain your doctor may be suffering.
More women than men availed of a confidential treatment service for doctors and other health professionals last year.
Depression, anxiety, stress and burnout were recurring issues.
The Practitioner Health Matters Programme provides confidential treatment services for health professionals who have mental health or addiction issues. It helped 48 practitioners in its second year of operation.
Abuseofprescriptiondrugswasthe main issue for 57pc of those registering with substance issues, followed by alcohol on 29pc, said clinical lead Dr Ide Delargy.
Women are often thrown in at the deep end and expected to get on withit.
But clearly many find it difficult to navigate through what are often life or death situations.
For full details of the programme see practitionerhealth.ie