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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Why Do Doctors Commit Suicide?

By Pranay Sinha
The New York Times
Originally posted September 4, 2014

The statistics on physician suicide are frightening: Physicians are more than twice as likely to kill themselves as nonphysicians (and female physicians three times more likely than their male counterparts). Some 400 doctors commit suicide every year. Young physicians at the beginning of their training are particularly vulnerable: In a recent study, 9.4 percent of fourth-year medical students and interns — as first-year residents are called — reported having suicidal thoughts in the previous two weeks.

The entire article is here.