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Services sees more doctors seeking help for mental health and addiction issues

More doctors, dentists and pharmacists are seeking help for mental health and addiction problems.

A confidential service for medical practitioners said there has been a 53% increase in medical professionals looking for support.

The Practitioner Health Matters Programme - which is open to doctors, dentists and pharmacists - says it helped 48 professionals last year.

Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors, Consultants and GPs made up 75% of the referrals.

Most presented with mental health problems- in particular depression, anxiety, stress and burnout.

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Source: The Irish Examiner, 12/04/18 

Posted by drugs.ie on 04/12 at 01:20 PM in
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