Year: 1975 Source: Southern Medical Journal, v.68, no.5, (June 1975), p.699-702 SIEC No: 19832814

This paper presents some preliminary data on physician suicides from the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Suicide Prevention as well as pertinent items from the literature. Data are presented according to age, gender, method, and health status. Signs and symptoms that physicians should recognize in their peers and approaches that may be used to identify a physician at risk are described.