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Suicide in doctors. A psychological autopsy study.

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OBJECTIVES: Doctors are at higher risk of suicide than many other occupational groups. This study was conducted to investigate factors associated with suicide in doctors. METHOD: Psychological autopsy study of 38 working doctors who died by suicide in England and Wales between January 1991 and December 1993. RESULTS: Psychiatric illness was present in 25 of the doctors. Depressive illness and drug or alcohol abuse were the most common diagnoses. Twenty-five doctors had significant problems r...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Journal of psychosomatic research
Volume:
57
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-4
Publication date:
2004-07-05
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EISSN:
1879-1360
ISSN:
0022-3999
URN:
uuid:a0b0b7a1-bd38-4c70-97d4-481cf7f7ec67
Source identifiers:
168234
Local pid:
pubs:168234

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