Tag: physician depression

75% of med students are on antidepressants or stimulants (or both) →

“Have you ever been depressed as a physician?” I asked 220 doctors. Ninety percent stated yes. Yet few seek professional help. Here’s what depressed doctors do (when nobody’s looking). Some drink alcohol, exercise obsessively, even steal psychiatric meds. Still more

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Top 10 fears that hold doctors back →

In this podcast I interview a dear friend and therapist, Sydney Ashland, who shares the top 10 fears that hold doctors back.  Learn how to overcome your fears and boost your self-confidence in this 45-minute segment extracted from our physician

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The weird reason why “wellness programs” won’t work →

A few months ago, I got this invitation from the director of graduate medical education:  We have 115 residents and no meaningful wellness program to speak of. My goal is to create not only a resident but also a faculty

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“Burnout” ~ a smokescreen for human rights abuse →

“Burnout” is a smokescreen for rampant human rights violations in medicine. Am I losing anyone here? Let me break it down. “Burnout” is a complete mental and physical collapse from overwork. Psychiatrists define it as a job-related dysphoria in an individual without

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Doctors-in-training punished when sick →

We go to the doctor when we are sick. But what happens when doctors get sick? Who cares for them? All too often, physicians are threatened, harassed, even terminated for being ill. After reporting on a psychiatrist fired for having cancer

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