Propranolol: Is it a doctor suicide risk?

Psychiatrist speaks out after patients disclose suicide plans involving the drug

A psychiatrist is urging caution around propranolol prescribing, saying five doctors have disclosed to her plans to suicide using the beta blocker in the past month.

Dr Helen Schultz
Dr Helen Schultz.

Dr Helen Schultz, who treats a significant number of doctor and medical students, said she was concerned because the doctors intended to avoid their regular GP and obtain the drugs through walk-in, walk-out bulk