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Depressed Doctor: How To Get Confidential Mental Health Help for Physicians →

Can depressed doctors get emotional help without license repercussions? Is it even possible for physicians to get confidential mental health care?

I just got this email from a physician:

“Hi Pamela, Wondering if I could curbside you on the topic of seeking mental health services as a physician.

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Quitting Medical Residency | Quitting Residency During Intern Year & After →

Quitting Medical Residency. Yes, You CAN Quit Residency

Quitting Medical Residency: Quitting Residency During Intern Year And After.  Is it possible to quit residency and still work as a doctor or get another job outside clinical medicine?

What happens when a medical resident quits their job? When a future doctor walks away from a residency program—is that the end of their medical career?

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Not “burnout,” not moral injury—human rights violations →

Burnout is a slang word for end-stage drug addiction first used on the streets of inner city America in the early 1970s. During that time, psychologist Herbert Freudenberger volunteered at a New York City free clinic treating addiction. He overheard the term and used it to describe himself and clinic staff in a 1974 article on staff burnout detailing long-term physical and psychological job stress.

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Healing our healers—honoring Florida physicians we lost to suicide →



A Florida community heals by celebrating the lives of 3 doctor suicide victims. Friends, family, & colleagues unite to share their love—and prevent future suicides. Listen in above to keynote and lively panel discussion. Full transcript and slides below.

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Physician PTSD—5 Tips To Disrupt the Cycle →

Many doctors suffer silently with physician PTSD—occupationally-induced or exacerbated by work.

As doctors, we often minimize our trauma exposure by labeling it with less-stigmatized conditions like OCD,  stress, or burnout.

While doctors who are compulsively obsessive and attentive to details are celebrated for being comprehensive and thorough,

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