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

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Abstract

Introduction

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.

Introduction

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.

Results

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.

Conclusion

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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