In a recent Medscape survey, 48% of female physicians reported burnout vs. 38% of their male peers. The AMA also reports additional differences:
Coping: More than 50% of female physicians with burnout discuss it with family and friends, while only 39% of men do. Men were more likely to cope with burnout by exercising (52%) compared with 47% of women. Female physicians experiencing burnout were also more likely to:
Sleep: 46% vs. 38%
Eat junk food: 39% vs. 27%
Binge eat: 23% vs. 18%
Seek help: 31% vs. 24%
Both men and women rated their job as the greatest cause of depression. Women ranked family and romantic relationships in second place, while for men it was finances.