In a survey of 487 psychiatrists in the Canadian province of Ontario, nearly a third said that they had experienced being mentally ill themselves. And if they developed a mental disorder, only 42% would disclose it to family or friends.
Stigma, along with “career implications and impact on professional standing were other top factors cited by psychiatrists as reasons for nondisclosure,” reports Psychiatry Advisor. Over a quarter of the psychiatrists also had “concerns about quality of care.”
Stigma Influences Psychiatrists in Disclosing Their Own Mental Illness (Psychiatry Advisor, May 18, 2015)