The nature and manner of performing the profession of a doctor makes it one of the most stressful occupations. Long-term stressors lead to burnout syndrome and thus fatigue, excessive physical and mental stress and, consequently, to the development of mental disorders. Despite this, the psychiatric treatment of mental health professionals is rarely discussed. Psychiatric treatment requires a therapeutic relationship, compliance, appropriate pharmacotherapy and therapeutic approach, and regular follow-up visits. All of these components are often disrupted during the treatment of a fellow medical professional.
KEYWORDS: doctor, mental health professionals, mental disorders, professionalism, therapeutic relationship.
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