Suicide, Affective Disorder, and Women Physicians
Carlson G A~~Miller D C
The authors examine current research that suggests female physicians have a higher rate of suicide than females in the general population. They point out factors in research methodology that could affect the accuracy of conclusions drawn from these studies. Fallacies in the affective disorder explanation are also examined. The authors confirm, however, that certain risk factors related to age, intelligence, knowledge of methods, role conflict, stress, & lack of support have been identified.