What is the most common psychiatric diagnosis among physicians who commit suicide?

Updated: Jun 11, 2017
  • Author: Louise B Andrew, MD, JD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The most common psychiatric diagnoses among physicians who complete suicide are affective disorders (eg, depression and bipolar disease), alcoholism, and substance abuse. The most common means of suicide by physicians are lethal medication overdoses and firearms. [22, 23]

Source Article: Physician Suicide: Overview

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