A Look at Suicide Among Physicians


Mental illness appears to be an important comorbidity for physicians who complete a suicide, according to findings from a data review. After assessing postmortem toxicology data, researchers observed low rates of medication treatment for their mental illnesses. The authors noted that inadequate treatment and having more job stress may be modifiable risk factors to reduce suicidal death among physicians.

Abstract: General Hospital Psychiatry, January 2013.

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