HealthDay Reports: COVID-19 Exacts Emotional Toll on Doctors
New research shows that depression, anxiety and fear all increased among young doctors in China treating COVID-19 patients.
COVID-19 Exacts Emotional Toll on Doctors
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a possible harbinger of future mental health problems among doctors working during the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows the levels of depression, anxiety and fear jumped among young doctors in China treating COVID-19 patients.
Chinese and American researchers found that for more than 380 medical residents in Shanghai, their mental woes were greater than among last year's first-year residents.
"Even before this pandemic, the levels of depression and anxiety symptoms among our health care workers were high and our findings indicate that they are getting worse," said researcher Dr. Srijan Sen, a University of Michigan psychiatrist and neuroscientist.