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Residents struggling with depression

Residency Program Insider, December 11, 2015

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Nearly 29% of residents are depressed or show symptoms of it. This figure is based on a meta-analysis of 54 studies published in peer-review journals between January 1963 and September 2015. The analysis, which was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the studies’ estimates for the prevalence of depression ranged from about 20% to 43%.

The researchers also analyzed longitudinal studies that tracked residents before and during their residencies. The analysis showed an increase of about 15% in symptoms of depression among residents within the first year of residency.

Source: Time



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