Year: 1979 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.9, no.4, (1979), p.219-226 SIEC No: 19820389

A review of the literature on the suicide rate among psychiatrists & other doctors focused on statistical & methodological problems. Common problems included small research sampling; inappropriate comparisons; lack of controls for age, sex or other relevant factors; interpolating rates from a level per 10000 to a level per 100000; & inclusion of a number of unwarranted assumptions. No evidence was found that the rate among psychiatrists is higher compared to the general population.