This report finds that doctors reported substantially higher rates of psychological distress and attempted suicide compared to both the Australian population and other Australian professionals.
The key objectives of this survey were to:
- better understand the issues associated with the mental health of Australian medical students and doctors.
- increase awareness across the medical profession and broader community of issues associated with the mental health of medical students and doctors.
- inform the development of mental health services, programs and support for medical students and doctors to address the prevalence of depression and anxiety.