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October 28, 2004

Statistic of the week

Nearly one in four doctors in the UK is mentally ill. A 12-year study has found that 22 per cent of doctors who participated were suffering from a basic mental disorder by the age of 30. Interestingly, researchers from University College London, who carried out the study, found that the doctors' neurotic tendencies were linked to their personalities rather than from work pressures. So people who are first mad then become doctors. . .

(Source: The Times, 18 August 2004).

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I guess u need to be a little crazy to join a profession wherein you have to see sick people day in and day out ( a healthy world is not a doctors' world)-

where you can be a Godly pedestal one day, and sued for a multi-million dollar claim for negligence the next day -

according to me, perhaps one of the most difficult professions to live with....

Posted by: Inspirator | Nov 25, 2004 3:22:26 PM

Dear God help me!!! I am about to become a doctor!!! How come they never told us this stuff in med-school???!!!

Posted by: Vatsa | Oct 28, 2004 7:49:22 PM

LOL I posted about seeking alternative medicine today and everyone seems to be writing about health topics or doctors!! I have sworn them off unless it's a life or death situation. Doctors are usually crazy, drunk, incompetent or in a hurry so you're better off treating yourself!

Posted by: Nia | Oct 28, 2004 2:47:41 PM

Geez...I feel a "whole lot better" already!!!

Posted by: Raashi | Oct 28, 2004 10:24:16 AM

I agree to that statement. This is from my personal experience. So its the mental for the cures, is it.

Posted by: NJ | Oct 27, 2004 7:44:47 PM

Dear God help me I need to go for my annual physical check-up.

Posted by: SV | Oct 27, 2004 4:10:16 PM

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