Association of 5-item Brief Symptom Rating Scale scores and health status ratings with burnout among healthcare workers

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To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate that the severity of psychological symptoms, measured by the BSRS-5, can significantly associated with burnout among different sex and age, and that this effect persists after controlling for common potential confounders, including age, sex, smoking, alcohol consumption, […]

Healthcare Workers Seek Mental Health Help

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Researchers analyzed anonymous data from an Ontario database involving 34,000 physicians. They found that 27 percent more doctors sought help for burnout and substance misuse in the first year of the pandemic than in 2019. Findings indicate that psychiatrists showed the highest rate of annual visits at 3,442 visits per […]

COVID testing crunch strains essential workers : Shots

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As demand for testing ramps up, community clinics and nonprofits struggle to keep up with the need. These groups have run testing sites throughout the pandemic in low-income and minority neighborhoods, like this one in the Mission District of San Francisco, Calif., from UCSF and the Latino Task Force. David […]

Colorado has a severe shortage of mental health workers

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In the spring of 2020, the community mental health center that serves Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties had a completely manageable number of job openings — 11 therapists, counselors and other clinicians.  But as the coronavirus pandemic gripped Colorado, the vacancies started to climb, first into the teens and […]