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PERSPECTIVE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-101

Occupational mental health services for medical professionals: Relevance in the Indian context


1 Rajagiri Centre of Behavioural Sciences and Research, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Gupta Mind Healing and Counselling Centre, Chandigarh, India

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Prof. Sanju George
Rajagiri Centre of Behavioural Sciences and Research, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Rajagiri P. O., Kalamassery, Kochi - 683 104, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_123_20

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Medical practitioners are often reluctant to acknowledge and seek timely help for their own mental health problems. If things are to improve, both medical professionals and policy makers alike need to “wake up.” In this article, we first look at why doctors (including medical students) are susceptible to mental health problems and why they are reluctant help seekers, and then discuss how an occupational mental health service for doctors can work in hospital settings. We focus on the need for occupational mental health services in medical settings in India and how they can be translated from theory into practice.


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