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Suicidal Ideation Common among Surgeons: Why? - CBS News (article link)

Job burnout, medical errors, and possibly the fear of making an error can lead surgeons to contemplate suicide at higher rates than the general public, the study suggests.
-    8,000 surgeons participated in the study.
-    Close to 6% reported recent suicidal thoughts -- only about 3% of the general population has suicidal thoughts.

Overall, surgeons in the study worked 60 hours per week on average. 40% felt burned out, and 30% had symptoms of depression.
Most said their work left little time for personal and family life, yet few who worked less than 40 hours a week had suicidal thoughts.