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Why are lawyers depressed?



This post by Peter Lattman about depression among lawyers got me to thinking: are lawyers really more depressed than other people, or are they just bigger complainers? Studies indicating that lawyers are in fact more prone to depression probably act to relieve the depression of others, who don't like lawyers and are happy to learn attorneys are having a miserable time. Now, if the studies indicated politicians and used car salesmen were also depressed, this news would make many people's day.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.