Year: 1968 Source: Medical Journal of Australia, v.2, no.19, (November 9 1968), p.858 SIEC No: 19832809

Among medical persons, psychiatrists seem to be the most bent on self destruction. There seems to be an increase recently (1968) in suicide among psychiatrists, & a tendency for these deaths to overly represent the age group under 40 years. Discussion of causation reflects on the effects of working intensely with emotionally disturbed patients whose anger at the therapist reduces self esteem. Personal psychoanalysis may for some psychiatrists be unendurable.