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Well-being and Burnout

Take charge of your well-being.

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Assess Yourself

Use our online self-assessment tool.

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Well-being Resources

Learn how to address burnout and achieve better work-life balance.

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About APA's Efforts

Learn about APA's Workgroup on Psychiatrist Well-being and Burnout.

An Urgent Issue for Psychiatrists and Medicine

It is estimated that 2 out of 5 psychiatrists have professional burnout. Addressing this problem has become one of the most pressing issues for medicine. APA is committed to helping psychiatrist achieve well-being and addressing individual and system-level challenges which contribute to professional burnout.

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Latest News on Wellness and Burnout

Psychiatric News will be featuring commentary over the next year from APA members offering their unique perspectives on burnout, wellness and resilience.

AUG 10, 2017

Taking Steps to Avoid Isolation is Key to Preventing Burnout

JUL 28, 2017

Active Engagement in APA Called Remedy to Burnout

Helping Members and All Psychiatrists Achieve Well-being

Loss of autonomy, the electronic medical record, the changing role of the physician — these are just some of the elements that have been identified as contributing to burnout and loss of well-being in physicians. Physician depression can often impact or be mistaken for burnout. APA has joined with the American Medical Association, the National Academy of Medicine, and many other medical orgnaizations to address this challenge. APA’s Workgroup on Psychiatrist Well-being and Burnout invites all psychiatrist to use the self-assessment tool above and to examine the curated resources found on this page.