Year: 1988 Source: Deviant Behavior v.9, no.4, (1988), p.333-346 SIEC No: 19900287

Discusses a study in which 25 dentists were interviewed regarding occupational stress. Results indicate that the occupational role of dentists facilitates social tension & stress, & that dentists experience a status dilemma, especially when compared to physicians. Work stress can result in marital & family problems, substance abuse, & extreme depression. This combination of professional & personal problems is believed to explain the high suicide rate of dentists. (33 ref)