High suicide rates for physicians, especially women

Spotted while browsing the AFSP website…

"Studies in the last 40 years have confirmed that physicians die by suicide more frequently than others of their gender and age in both the general population and other professional occupations. On the average, death by suicide is about 70 percent more likely among male physicians in the United States than among other professionals, and 250 percent to 400 percent higher among female physicians. Unlike almost all other population groups in which men die by suicide about four times more frequently than women, among physicians the suicide rate is very similar for both men and women."

http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewpage&page_id=05804002-E8F4-13AB-2D4B97A0815A2744

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