Year: 2001 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.158, no.2, (February 2001), p.205-212 SIEC No: 20050073

This study assessed differences between female psychiatrists & other physicians by using data taken from the U.S. national Women Physicians’ Health Study conducted in 1993-1994. Psychiatrists were found to be older, in poorer health, less likely to be married, more likely to be current or ex-smokers, & more likely to be politically liberal than were other female physicians. Psychiatrists were also somewhat more likely to report having had personal or family histories of various psychiatric disorders, including suicide attempts. (33 refs)