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  1. Psychoactive drug use among medical doctors is higher than in the general population.

    Article - En anglais

    We surveyed a representative sample of practising physicians and a representative sample of subjects from the Swiss general population concerning their annual use of sleeping pills and tranquillizers. 77% of the physicians and 72% of the general population responded.

    After adjustment for age and sex 37.1% of the doctors claimed to have taken these drugs for therapeutic purposes.

    The proportion of psychiatrists who reported taking sleeping pills and tranquillizers daily (10.6%) were significantly greater than for the population of doctors as a whole and for the general population.

    Regular users (i.e. subjects taking one mood altering drug at least once a week) accounted for 11.1% of the medical population compared with 6.8% of the general population.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Tranquillisant, Hypnotique, Benzodiazépine dérivé, Consommation, Médecin, Enquête, Spécialité médicale, Epuisement usure, Dépendance, Psychotrope, Homme, Suisse

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Tranquillizer, Hypnotic, Benzodiazepine derivatives, Consumption, Physician, Inquiry, Medical specialty, Burnout, Dependence, Psychotropic, Human, Switzerland

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 91-0572948

    Code Inist : 002B02B03. Création : 199406.