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Comment & Response
June 7, 2016

Resident Physicians With Depression or Depressive Symptoms

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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JAMA. 2016;315(21):2347. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1716

To the Editor In their meta-analysis,1 Dr Mata and colleagues combined point and period estimates from 54 studies and reported a 29% prevalence of “depression or depressive symptoms” among resident physicians. This is more than 4 times the 12-month general population period prevalence for major depressive disorder (MDD) in North America.2,3

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