At some point in their career, at least a third of doctors suffer personal health problems such as injury, aging, or physical and mental
illness, which detract from their ability to function properly and to practice medicine safely. In most, impairment is amenable to
intervention, treatment, recovery or resolution. However, some conditions, notably depression, may be overrepresented in the
medical profession, under-recognized, stigmatised and undertreated, which may have fatal consequences.