Doctors Often Fail to Spot Suicidal Patients

Theramatch.com - 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.'

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

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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."