Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

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Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70--74

Burden of being a psychiatrist - professional stress


C Shamasundar 
 Consultant Psychiatrist, 250, 43rd Cross, 9th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560 041, India

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C Shamasundar
Consultant Psychiatrist, 250, 43rd Cross, 9th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560 041
India

Psychiatrists suffer professional stress. This is being studied for about four decades in the West, but not in India. The reported etiological factors are related to the nature of the profession and clinical situations, characteristics of the psychiatrist, and of the patient. But, there are many unanswered questions. This article briefly overviews the topic, poses few questions, and suggests certain remedial paradigms. The theme of this article applies equally well to mental health profession in general.


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Shamasundar C. Burden of being a psychiatrist - professional stress.Indian J Psychol Med 2008;30:70-74


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Shamasundar C. Burden of being a psychiatrist - professional stress. Indian J Psychol Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Jan 28 ];30:70-74
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