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Study: Medical students more depressed than general population

U.S. News & World Report, February 5, 2009
A new study suggests that 21.2% of medical students suffer from depression, compared with the 10% rate commonly reported for the general population. The study, a survey of 2,000 students that was reported in Academic Medicine, also said that black medical students are particularly prone to suicidal thoughts, with 13% reporting "suicidal ideation," versus 5.7% of the general population.