Burnout Rates Rising Among Psychiatrists!
The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on the happiness, well-being and lifestyles of many segments of the population, but especially those in the healthcare field, including psychiatrists. The newly released Medscape Cardiologist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report 2022 explores psychiatrists’ happiness in their personal and professional lives and how they are maintaining mental and physical health. But as the pandemic has worn on, feelings have shifted, and there are clear signs of stress and strain on those in the healthcare field. Now, the percentage of psychiatrists who say they are currently "very" or "somewhat" happy outside of work has fallen to 62%, similar to physicians overall (59%). Female psychiatrists reported being burned out at a greater rate than their male colleagues (46% vs 30%).
@chandrima Often women assumed more of the childcare and home schooling responsibilities in their households. As [a] result, we know that more women dropped out of the workforce. Also, past studies indicate that women are more likely to report feelings of burnout than men. The volume of bureaucratic tasks is the main contributor to psychiatrist burnout (69%), even more so than for physicians overall (60%).