Tag: physician depression

The most honest obituary →

Sometimes there are no words. Not even a eulogy. Then one courageous family writes this obituary. [This obituary was written by Rachel Dawson, his wife, with the blessing of his parents] In it they share how their son lost his

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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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