VIDEO: Physician suicide remains poorly understood

VIDEO: Physician suicide remains poorly understood

CHICAGO — Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and it is more common among physicians than among the general population, according to speakers at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting.Mark Levine, MD, MACP, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health and professor at Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, said that women in medicine are particularly at risk for suicide. Their risk is more than two times higher than that of the general population, whereas the risk among their male colleagues is 1.4 times higher.Most people who die by suicide haveRead More