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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 1,367)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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20 news outlets
3 blogs
1 policy source
40 tweeters
3 Facebook pages
1 Google+ user


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125 Mendeley
“I would never want to have a mental health diagnosis on my record”: A survey of female physicians on mental health diagnosis, treatment, and reporting
Published in
General Hospital Psychiatry, November 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2016.09.004
Pubmed ID

Katherine J. Gold, Louise B. Andrew, Edward B. Goldman, Thomas L. Schwenk


Physicians have high rates of suicide and depression. Most state medical boards require disclosure of mental health problems on physician licensing applications, which has been theorized to increase stigma about mental health and prevent help-seeking among physicians. We surveyed a convenience sample of female physician-parents on a closed Facebook group. The anonymous 24-question survey asked about mental health history and treatment, perceptions of stigma, opinions about state licensing questions on mental health, and personal experiences with reporting. 2106 women responded, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Most respondents were aged 30-59. Almost 50% of women believed that they had met the criteria for mental illness but had not sought treatment. Key reasons for avoiding care included a belief they could manage independently, limited time, fear of reporting to a medical licensing board, and the belief that diagnosis was embarrassing or shameful. Only 6% of physicians with formal diagnosis or treatment of mental illness had disclosed to their state. Women physicians report substantial and persistent fear regarding stigma which inhibits both treatment and disclosure. Licensing questions, particularly those asking about a diagnosis or treatment rather than functional impairment may contribute to treatment reluctance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Unknown 123 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 12%
Researcher 13 10%
Student > Bachelor 13 10%
Other 35 28%
Unknown 13 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 30%
Psychology 28 22%
Social Sciences 12 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 10 8%
Unknown 25 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 197. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 November 2019.
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