Category: Suicide

Guilty – via davidhealy.org

…”The case has sparked a debate in Zealand about the dangers of psychiatric drugs, and in Politiken newspaper today Peter Gøtzsche, medical researcher and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center at Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, wrote that antidepressants have caused healthy people to commit suicide. “It is true that depression increases the risk of suicide, but antidepressants…

The Elephant in the Room: Physician Suicide and Physician Health Programs

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
Physician Suicide and the Elephant in the Room Michael Langan, M.D. Although no reliable statistics exist, anecdotal reports suggest an alarming upsurge in physician suicide. This necessitates a reappraisal of known predisposing risk factors such as substance abuse and depression but also requires a critical examination of what external forces or…