Suicidal docs unlikely to get treatment

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Physicians are at increased risk for suicide, but few doctors who are depressed get the mental-health help they need, according to a study published in General Hospital Psychiatry. Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System found that physicians who committed suicide were much more likely to have potentially lethal prescription medications in their system, but not medication prescribed for depression. Despite having seemingly good access to healthcare, physicians may avoid treatment for mental-health problems due to stigma, lack of confidentiality and desire to self-treat. --Read the full article on FiercePracticeManagement

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