Year: 1982 Source: Boletin - Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico, v.74, (October 1982), p.306-307 SIEC No: 19910843

This article reports on a study which compared the characteristics of American physicians who died from suicide & natural causes. Surprisingly, little difference was found between the 2 groups in alcohol use or overwork; however 86% of the suicide victims had sustained personal or professional losses recently, & 60% had financial problems. Also, suicide victims often had unhappy family lives & were uncooperative with colleagues. (VM)