Data regarding the incidence of depression and suicide in various specialties is being gathered. One specialty which has demonstrated significant concern about the health and wellbeing of its practitioners is emergency medicine. Here are some articles relating to depression and suicide in Emergency Physicians. Others will be added as received.
Depression and Suicide in EPs EP Monthly December 2005
A preventable EP suicide related to litigation and an unethical expert witness
The case of the EDP who Burned Out, Part II Medscape Emergency Medicine 2008 CME
The Wounded Healer Canadian Family Physician Sept 2008
Medical Errors related to Stress and Depression in Surgeons Mayo Clinic Nov 2009
A presentation on Burnout, Stress, Depression, Errors in Surgeons by M Oreskovich, combining other references on surgeons from FSMB 2014