Patients' suicides: frequency and impact on psychiatrists.

@article{Chemtob1988PatientsSF,
  title={Patients' suicides: frequency and impact on psychiatrists.},
  author={Claude Moussa Chemtob and Roger S Hamada and Georg Bauer and B. Kinney and Ryuichiro Torigoe},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1988},
  volume={145 2},
  pages={224-8}
}
Results of a national survey of randomly selected psychiatrists revealed that 51% (N = 131) of the 259 respondents had had a patient who committed suicide. This event had an impact on both their personal and their professional lives. Sixty-five psychiatrists reported stress levels in the weeks following the suicide that were comparable to levels reported in studies of people seeking treatment after the death of a parent. Younger, less-experienced clinicians were more affected by a patient's… CONTINUE READING

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