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If you go to a doctor who knows that you are a physician and gives you a prescription (ssri) for your anxiety (general anxiety disorder) Are they required to report it to your program or medical board?
 

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If you go to a doctor who knows that you are a physician and gives you a prescription (ssri) for your anxiety (general anxiety disorder) Are they required to report it to your program or medical board?
No, absolutely not. In fact, if they reported it without good reason, you could sue them. Really, you should sue them if they did that. Not to say that this for sure will be 100% private because you will come across potentially intrusive questions for credentialing applications in the future and for signing up for malpractice insurance, but generally you're only required to disclose your own mental health issues (and other health issues in general) if they're impaired your ability to practice. Now I can't speak for every state, but that's the norm. I can also say that there's about a zero percent chance of any adverse consequence even if you did disclose that you take an SSRI and have a GAD diagnosis.

Editing to question how big our doctor shortage would become if we excluded doctors who take or have taken an SSRI?
 

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Only if you told the doctor your anxiety was related to the binge drinking you were doing at work to try to forget all the patients that you're having sex with.