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Sheikhmoonesi F, Zarghami M. Prevention of Physicians’ Suicide. IJPBS. 2014; 8 (2) :1-3
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-407-en.html
Associate Professor, Psychiatry andBehavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute AND Department of Psychiatry, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
Abstract:   (8601 Views)
Suicide rate in physicians has been reported to be higher than general population or other academics. Previous studies found that 85-90% of people who commit suicide had been suffering from some type of psychiatric disorder. Suicide prevention is the key element in lowering the numbers of physicians who destroy themselves and end their lives each year. It is needed to provide some educational programs to increase physicians’ awareness of warning signs of suicidal ideation such as observable signs of serious depression. According to previous studies, some specialties such as psychiatry, anesthesiology, and dentistry are at higher risk for physicians’ suicide. Hence, it is important to select candidates in these fields carefully as a primary prevention program.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2014/07/7 | Accepted: 2014/07/7 | Published: 2014/07/7

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