Year: 2009 Source: Psychiatry, v.6, no.1, (January 2009), p.18-22 SIEC No: 20090936

Suicide among physicians is examined. The majority of studies indicate higher rates of suicide among physicians than the general population, particularly among female physicians. Potential contributory factors include various Axis I disorders, cognitive style, psychosocial factors, & particular personality characteristics. (37 refs.)