‘Tis the season …

Lawyers are at greater personal risk of depression and alcoholism than the general population.82 In a 1990 study, lawyers were found to be more prone to depression than any other profession83 and they were deemed almost 4 times as susceptible to the disease as the general population.84 More recent studies have confirmed this general result.85

Source:  p. 13 – Overview of the Professional Services Industry and the Legal Profession A report provided to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation by the Harvard Law School Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry Sean Williams, JD, Research Fellow – and -David Nersessian, JD, PhD, Executive Director

(Editor’s Note: The numbers 82, 83, 84 and 85 are footnotes.)