Texas Tech News
TTU Home Communications & Marketing Home Texas Tech Today Texas Tech News

Theramatch.com - Doctors Often Fail to Spot Suicidal Patients

U.S. researchers recruited actresses to act as patients and visit physicians while showing signs of depression or a similar disorder.

David Rudd, chair of the psychology department at Texas Tech University, agreed with Feldman. Rudd, who’s familiar with the study findings, blamed physician inaction on inadequate training, a fear of making things worse, and “anxiety and apprehension about handling suicidal crises.”

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle GmailTumblrGoogle+RedditShare

Read the Full Article