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Burnout—a state of physical and mental exhaustion combined with self-doubt about professional competence—is a well-known phenomenon in today’s workplace. But a growing body of research is showing that physicians are more prone to burnout than those in other professions.

According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, burnout affects an estimated 25 to 60 percent of all physicians. In addition, a study recently published in Academic Medicine found that approximately 15 to 20 percent of physicians will have mental health problems at some point in their careers.

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