Monday, August 09, 2010

What drives doctors to drink?

Researchers from the University of Sydney have been looking into the factors that lead doctors to develop a mental-health and/or drink problem. They studied 2,999 doctors and found that factors associated with developing a mental-health problem were: being involved in legal action, not having had a holiday in the previous year, working long hours and having the personality traits of neuroticism or introversion. The factors associated with developing a drink problem were being a man, training in Australia, being between 40 and 59, being neurotic or extrovert, failing to meet continuing medical education requirements and being a one-person practice.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the link in the title of this post.

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