Differences in psychological effects in hospital doctors with and without post-traumatic stress disorder

Sharon Einav, Arieh Y. Shalev, Hadas Ofek, Sara Freedman, Idit Matot, Carolyn F. Weiniger

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Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can reduce performance. The association between PTSD and other psychopathologies among hospital doctors was examined using self-report questionnaires during a wave of suicide bombing in Jerusalem. Thirty-three doctors with PTSD symptoms and 155 without were compared on coping, burnout and acceptance of treatment. Doctors with PTSD symptoms demonstrated significantly more anxiety, depression, negative coping strategies and burnout. Hospital doctors who develop PTSD symptoms suffer greater burnout and manifest negative coping strategies but are reluctant to receive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-166
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume193
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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