Year: 1988 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.145, no.2, (February 1988), p.224-228 SIEC No: 19880342

Results of a national survey of randomly selected psychiatrists revealed that 51% of the 259 respondents had had a patient who committed suicide. This event had an impact on both their personal & their professional lives. 65 psychiatrists reported stress levels in the weeks following the suicide that were comparable to levels reported in studies of people seeking treatment after the death of a parent. Younger, less-experienced clinicians were more affected than older clinicians.