Challenging Stigma: Should Psychiatrists Disclose Their Own Mental Illness?

July 27, 2019

The stigma surrounding mental illness remains strong. Physicians and medical professionals are not immune to mental health problems. In fact, some research suggests they suffer from these conditions at higher rates than other professionals. But should they disclose their illnesses as they would if diagnosed with some other medical condition such as diabetes, or a cardiac condition? This article discusses this issue.