17% of physicians have experienced suicidal ideation

Almost 1 in 5 physicians have experienced suicidal ideation in their lifetimes, a systematic review and meta-analysis in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior showed.“Compared to the general population, suicide rate is around 1.5- to 3-fold higher among physicians, which could be related to various factors, such as mental health problems (e.g., depression and anxiety), perceived medical errors, high levels of work dissatisfaction and burnout,” Min Dong, MD, a psychiatrist at the Guangdong Mental Health Center in Guangzhou China, and colleagues wrote.“Understanding theRead More

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