A new study in the United States shows that pharmacists are more likely to commit suicide than anyone else in the American community.
According to the informants, the results of the research show that the problem of “infectious diseases” draws everyone’s attention to the state of mental health and the exhaustion of health professionals, medical personnel and health workers. They fight and usually have high suicide rates, especially among doctors and nurses.
But in these studies, pharmacists’ mental health appears to have been underestimated thus far. In the first study of suicide rates among pharmacists in the United States, American experts found that suicide rates among pharmacists were higher than in the general population. The suicide rate among pharmacists is estimated at 20 per 100,000 compared to 12 in the general population.
These numbers are based on data from 2003 to 2018 in the United States, and American experts predict that these numbers will increase in the coming years due to the increasing pressure of the Covid-19 epidemic, and now the confirmation of the data is new.
According to American experts, what we have learned from this pandemic is that health professionals are on the verge of collapse. In this study, the most common suicides were identified among this population, which showed that 49.8% of cases were with weapons, 29.4% were poisoning, and 13% were respiratory arrest.
Firearms use was similar among pharmacists and the general public, but poisoning with benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and opioids was more common among pharmacists.
In this study, factors such as history of mental illness and prevalence of occupational problems are also considered. Occupational problems in health care related professions are a common feature of suicide.
According to Medical Express, pharmacists’ responsibilities have increased significantly during this period, and the demand for large quantities of medication, vaccine administration, and other health care services is also on the rise.
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