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CMAJ: Young doctors warned that social media vitriol could harm their mental health

By Sarah Brown |
Millennial doctors should limit social media time to protect their mental health, according to Dr. Clare Gerada, who made the statement ahead of the recent Wounded Healer conference in London, England. It was a dire warning from a physician well acquainted with burnout: Gerada heads the Practitioner Health Programme for the National Health Service, which provides support to stressed-out physicians in the United Kingdom.
RELATED STATS | Millennial Physicians | Social Media Use
Some significant differences emerge when examining social media usage by gender. Women are more likely to use platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, while men are more likely to use YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Doximity.

Social media use by gender among Millennial Physicians, Survey by CompHealth

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