Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.314-315 SIEC No: 19980066

The authors reported on a study which examined how common suicidal thoughts were among Norwegian doctors & how such thoughts related to psychological factors. In 1993, a questionnaire was completed by 1041 subjects. 10% of respondents had seriously thought of suicide & 1.5% had actually attempted suicide. Serious ideation was more common among psychiatrists, nonspecialists & surgeons. Serious ideation was also found to be associated with depression, anxiety, unmarried status & somatic problems.