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Stresses on women doctors may cause higher suicide risk

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7292.945/a (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:945
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Suicide rates among women NHS doctors in the United Kingdom are twice that of the general female population, new research has found. It also found differences in suicide rates between medical specialties, with anaesthetists, community health doctors, GPs, and psychiatrists of both sexes having significantly higher rates than doctors in general hospital medicine.

    Researchers say that the high risk in women …

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