depression

  1. C

    Tough Decision

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  2. B

    Applying this cycle after voiding MCAT and punting on last cycle: outlook on time allocation and best interests

    Hello, thanks for reading and any input. I am a UC gradaute with ~3.9 sGPA/cGPA and a broad range of extracurricular experience, including undergraduate research, employment as an EMT/scribe, healthcare policy work, and some non-medical but application-pertinent work in electoral politics. I...
  3. W

    Mental illness in dental school

    I'm sorry but this is going to be a long post. Background: I have anxiety/depression. I have battled it since junior year of high school. I never got help for it and I suffered through college. However, it didn't impact my grades and I applied to dental schools. I have received interviews and...
  4. S

    Is it better to get dismissed or resign from residency?

    I am currently an intern in a DO FM residency. I am returning back to the medical field after taking a 3 year break. I was super excited when I first started , but once I started IM rotation in mid August, everything started falling apart. I realized I forgotten a lot of medicine and was...
  5. P

    Starting residency depression, need advice

    I am 1 month into my residency program, just finishing my internship. This past month has been hard, my patient load has been anywhere from 15-30 patients, many people I've talked to say "you're just starting, you need time to get used to it". I need somewhere to start. Are there any...
  6. Z

    Explaining a Lower Set of Grades

    This is weird, but I apply to medical school in about a year. I started medication for depression and anxiety one week before I started college. I was a 4.0 student in high school, but my medication has put me in kind of haze, and now I'm pretty average at a 3.45. I have ADD as well, but...
  7. kernel

    Need advice, ideas, and suggested timeline for self pity. Or maybe you went thru the same?

    Hi all, Here's another chronicle about how the NAVLE can crush some peoples' souls. Here's mine, and I'm still feeling so empty/shocked/utterly pathetic that I could really use and would appreciate everyone's insight, personal stories, comfort, reminders to buck the f*ck up, ideas for the next...
  8. isamvp

    Beating depression and anxiety in medicine school?

    Everyone guys! I hope you all are doing alright First of all, I want to apologize, as my mother language isn't English. I'm a Spanish girl currently studying my second year and today I had my first appointment with a psychiatrist who told me that my depression and anxiety symptoms (which have...
  9. M

    Expressing an interest in psych

    Hello! I'm a premed (sophomore) set on being a doctor (not a psychologist). When thinking about specialties, my primary interests would be either IM or psych. In terms of research, I currently do lab work in a basic science/translational psych research lab, and am leaning towards ultimately...
  10. S

    MD-1, Tore ACL - depressed and struggling whether medicine is for me

    I'm 2 months from being done with my first year but I'm really depressed most days and have bad bad anxiety. Coming into medical school I was happy and optimistic about life. However, I tore my ACL during intramurals early in the school year and my life has been pretty tough since. I went...
  11. K

    Lost my faith in the MCAT after certain discoveries.

    Let me explain the background regarding the title. (And if anyone e (or the Mods) knows a better place this thread should be, let me know. Just don't delete it without letting me know) (This will get long, so bear with me if you can - no judgement if you don't) I graduated HS with a 2.7...
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    Forced into dental school by parents. In third year. Depressed and lost. Any advice?

    I never actually wanted to be a dentist. When I was young, my Asian parents enforced the importance of getting good grades. They would always get extra help (tutors) for my brothers and I, even when we did not need it. I excelled in my class and consistently got top marks because it made me feel...
  13. A

    Mentioning Depression in Post-Bacc Personal Statement?

    Hello, I'm looking to apply to many post-baccs to improve my academic record. Depression affected my path and made me who I am, and I feel weird leaving it out of my personal statement. that being said, i understand it makes me look a bit weak. I wouldn't be applying to these programs if I...
  14. B

    How to move past "failure" and into destiny; A Retrospective Review

    Hi Everyone! My name is A and I am a second year medical student at an accredited school in the US. I recall a time when I was applying to medical school and really relied on some of the things that I saw posted here on SDN. One recurring theme that I saw however, was that the majority of the...
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    Depressed med student switch to PA school

    Hi there, Sooo. I should be an M3 right now at a US MD school. But I'm a student who finished the first semester of school, took a year of leave for depression, came back and finished the second semester, and then started M2 and took another leave for severe depression after a classmate OD'd...
  16. J

    Overwhelmed by circumstances. Graduates undergrad and in a post bacc program

    Hey to anyone who reads this, At most what I get from this post is expressing my issues, but hopefully insight will guide me to the right path. I finished undergrad with a great GPA and background in research, volunteering and extracurriculars. I grew up with 6 siblings (all 7 from the same...
  17. fve17

    Mental Health + Interviews

    Hey all, I was wondering if anyone could give me advice. I have a bunch of interviews coming up in the next few months. It seems schools are interested in me. I have a handful of poor grades (C range and below) in prerequisites. Some of them are as recent as can be; some are not. There is no...
  18. Planes2Doc

    Planes2doc's Thoughts on Mental Illness, Suicide, & 13 Reasons Why

    Depression. Anxiety. Mental illness. Suicide. Healthcare is a field where we work to help treat patients and make them better. But for healthcare workers, and those aspiring to become healthcare workers, there can be a paradoxical effect. Instead of feeling better, they feel worse. Here...
  19. Zeune

    Self Defeated Image

    While I was reading "The New Mood Therapy by David Burns" I thought about the different potential causes of depression and is it possible to have a self defeated image without having depression? In that case, we would now assume self-defeat as a potential cause of Major Depression / Chronic Mild...
  20. O

    MD & DO Depression/Help!

    I'm currently a 4th year medical student in Palestine, and I feel very frustrated and depressed. I'm thinking about taking a 1 year break from the University due to my depression. I feel that I lack a lot of basic knowledge and should take this year to relieve my depression and cover these...
  21. X

    Social Anxiety and awkwardness making MS3 a nightmare?

    I am half way through my surgery rotation and I am struggling like hell. I am the student who is usually quiet, and fumbles with instruments. My nervousness for the next day makes it impossible for me to study or sleep at a decent time and I end up looking even dumber. I constantly drink alcohol...
  22. Cura_te_ipsum

    Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic

    We see it in medical students: immature developmental social skills, lack of skill sets to interact with patients and peers, playing on their laptops / phones during lectures, heads buried in their electronic devices during clinical rotations and rounds, terrified to meet with faculty to address...
  23. LizardQueen

    Depressed IMG - chances of getting into residency program?

    Hey guys, I'm going to try and keep this as short as possible. Basically I'm a first year medical student who is studying outside of the UK (my home country) and I intend to apply to the US in the future for residency programs. Now, I want to clarify that I haven't been officially diagnosed with...
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    Considering withdrawing from vet school

    Made this account for privacy reasons. If you want to skip the unexciting story, my question is bolded at the end. I was accepted to my in state school c/o 2021. I'm 25 and I've spent the last 5 years of my life working up to this moment of getting into vet school, but I'm in some trouble. I've...
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    MD Just Graduated with MD* and Seeking Advice

    I will try to make this post as concise as I can, and I apologize if I include superfluities or other statements not germane to this inquiry. If there is specific information that would be helpful in terms of understanding my situation, please let me know. Thanks! I just graduated with an MD...
  26. W

    What should I do?

    I've currently just finished about 2 semesters of post bacc and have not done well. I have a cumulative GPA of 2.3, which is the same as my undergraduate GPA (biological sciences). I took some tough courses and retook one undergraduate level course (this is my 4th time taking it and I got a C)...
  27. D

    Decelerate M2 year?

    TLDR: Could I still match with an LOA and a decelerated M2 year if I'm otherwise good? Hi. I am finishing my M1 year after taking an LOA between 1st and 2nd semesters for a vascular lesion on my brain. But mostly for severe depression after an assault (& had surgery on my leg). I got...
  28. T

    How to deal with mental problems without affecting med school chances

    I'll try to make this as concise as possible without getting too personal, but there is just so much going on in my head right now and I don't know how to deal with it. I've dealt with depression most of my life now (since 9) and learned to deal with it. For the most part, I've stable enough to...
  29. briggsinator2

    Mental Health and Dental School

    Good afternoon! I am a senior currently applying for dental school, and graduated with a GPA of 3.90 and a DAT AA/TS of 24/26, so I'm not necessarily worried about getting into dental schools, but I am concerned about another question: mental health and dental school. I've struggled with...
  30. P

    Failed 1st year University

    I'm a first year in one of the best Universities in Canada and throughout the course of several months, even before university started, I have been struggling with depression and my purpose in life. Due to my cynical and depressed state, I neglected my studies and managed to fail my first term...
  31. D

    MD NEJM: Dean responds to MD student suicides / expectations

    Dean Muller at Icahn/Mt Sinai calls it a "paradigm shift"...... “…..we have also committed ourselves to a genuine paradigm shift in the way we define performance and achievement. We must minimize the importance of MCAT scores and grade point averages in admissions, pull out of school ranking...
  32. DrJ7774342

    Mental health in veterinary practice

    Hi everyone, I have been reading some alarming statistics about the suicide rate and current mental health crisis of practicing veterinarians. Can anyone speak to this at all? Judgement-free.. I would really like to know how and why vets (from newbies to seniors) struggle and, most...
  33. kidsuave

    Didn't go to class due to depression, anxiety. Dont know what to do moving forward.

    Hello everyone, I am currently a junior at one of the top public universities in CA. My overall GPA as of right now is 3.4 with a couple W's and 3 NPs which i have accumulated in the past 2 quarters mainly because i didn't go to class at all. I am currently doing much better and going to class...
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    Need advice from depressed medical students

    I got accepted to medical school and plan to start in the fall. I know I should be happy, and I am, but I'm predominantly nervous because...I have depression. I'm in the process of recovery, but it is a long and arduous process, and because I have being suffering from depression for years now...
  35. M

    Depression as a Pre-Med

    Hello, So I've suffered from anxiety/panic attack disorder for as long as I can remember. It has affected my studies quite a bit, but I have improved. I am currently a senior and planning on taking my MCAT in April. I haven't really been preparing because I can't seem to find motivation or...
  36. H

    Depressed pre-medical student?

    I am a college student I don't have any friends or anyone who is supportive on my college campus, I study and eat alone 7 days a week. Sometimes I overwork myself just so I can avoid realizing how lonely I am and how horrible I feel. Im a psychology pre-med major, there is absolutely nothing to...
  37. S

    Low gpa due to PCOS induced anxiety

    Hi, I'm a senior doing bio and want to apply to an SMP then dental. My gpa is really low at a cum of 3.0 and a science at 2.4 I know this is terrible but a lot of it has to do with social anxiety and depression that I just recently found out was from untreated PCOS. I started feeling anxiety...
  38. A

    Mentioned Mental Health now what

    Hi, So I submitted my secondaries before I started reading SDN. I mentioned my struggle with depression on several of my secondaries to explain a drop in my GPA. After reading some posts about this, I regret disclosing this information. I have received IIs from 5 schools, some of which I...
  39. D

    How to separate self worth from medical school

    I'm an MS1 and I just started med school 3 weeks ago At first, I put a huge smile on my face and tried to become friends with everyone. I've made fun and supportive friends and I've done okay on my exams so far, but every day, I feel like I lose a little piece of my former self. It seems like I...
  40. M

    Mental illness in personal statement--yay or nay?

    I have been dealing with severe mental illness and suicidal ideation since early high school. It has affected my academic success greatly then and now (class withdrawals, 'no credit' grades, taking time off) and I am still receiving treatment. I have heard that this is a subject that should not...