Emotional Problems of Physicians

Nature and Extent of Problems
  • Stephen C. Scheiber


The life of a physician can be personally rewarding and professionally fulfilling. The physician is in a position to earn the respect of his peers, the admiration of his patients, and the love of his family. Frequently leaders in their community, physicians have a potential for personal and professional growth that is enormous. Most physicians prosper and live a rich, emotionally satisfying life. A minority of physicians, however, are emotionally troubled. This chapter discusses these emotional problems of physicians.


American Medical Association Emotional Problem Suicide Rate Female Physician Physician Addict 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen C. Scheiber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Arizona College of MedicineTucsonUSA

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