700 Suffering at work of hospital doctors: review of the literature of anxiety and mood disorders

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Several studies have shown the high prevalence of burnout syndrome among hospital doctors. But this is not the only reaction disorder at work. There are also anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder and mood disorders. This article reviews the knowledge of these disorders among hospital doctors.


Material and method this is a review of the literature between 01/01/2005 and 01/12/2016. The Medline and Scopus databases were used. The searches were done with keywords in English and French.


The prevalence of anxiety disorders among physicians ranged between 2.2% and 14.6%. The prevalence of post traumatic stress ranged between 10.5% and 19.3%. Several risk factors were significant, such as having had body fluid exposure, or the interaction between family and work life. The prevalence of mood disorders ranged between 7.8% and 48%. There were several risk factor of it, such as night work or psychological demand.


This review of the literature showed the prevalence of work-related disorders among hospital doctors. The risk factors studied can guide prevention policies within hospitals.

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