mental illness

  1. Alemo

    Classifying Psychiatric Illness

    Hi all, Random musings of a soon-to-be graduating resident. I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are on disease classification and nosology. Obviously, there is great (patient and Pharma) demand for new therapies for "existing" illnesses as defined in DSM-5, and a lot of financial and...
  2. 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...
  3. Z

    Is there anyway to make Mental illness work in a personal statement???

    I know it already that discussing mental illness of any kind you have is a huge red flag to adcoms that pretty much equals to automatic rejection as they see you as a liability and even a danger or maybe even a pathetic excuse. (which is messed up, but that's just the harsh reality of med school...
  4. D

    Is it possible to become a doctor if you have a BPD diagnosis?

    I have received treatment and can manage it. I still struggle with Depression though.
  5. 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...
  6. Cura_te_ipsum

    Mental Illness and Medical School / Matching - NEJM

    Frush BW. To Those “Out There”. JAMA. 2017;318(12):1107–1108. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10823 For anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, mental illness during medical school and how to present it for Residency Applications To Those “Out There” | Humanities | JAMA | The JAMA Network...
  7. P

    PhD/PsyD Disorders vs general issues of functioning- which is more impressive to research?

    For an aspiring psychologist (PhD, PsyD level), is working with issues involving families, marital discord, emotional regulation in children, etc. considered less "prestigious" than working with real disorders of psychopathology like depression and OCD? I.e. would it be more impressive to have...
  8. J

    Facing dismissal in third year, is there hope in appealing?

    Hi everyone, I'm personally a pharmacy student but someone very close to me is facing dismissal in third year medical school (Canadian school) and I've come to seek advice. The story goes that this person has been very high achieving in the past (high school, undergrad, went to Hopkins for...
  9. M

    TX MD programs

    School: The University of Texas at Austin Major: Biology 3rd year Background: Latino, 1st generation, low income cGPA: 3.21 sciGPA: 3.0 MCAT: taking it in Summer I have one semester left until I apply to med schools in TX. I am a first generation college student from a low-income family who...
  10. 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...
  11. M

    PhD/PsyD Suggested that I work in forensics (Psy D student)

    I was told by a psychologist who graduated my program that my personality is more suited for working with criminals, but my passion is in helping people suffering from SMI which is from my own experience with it, as it is rampant in the household I am from. I am rather analytical and...
  12. ILoveChickenNuggets

    Mental Illness a Problem?

  13. M

    Psychotic Episode/Brain Tumors

    Hey guys, I was wondering what your opinion on my medical history is. I'm going to be applying to medical school at the end of next year. I'm beginning to think about what I should include in my personal statement and such. I went through a psychotic episode a few years back. During my time in...
  14. M

    Should I mention depression in pharmacy interview?

    I've been suffering with depression/anxiety since I was 13. It has really affected my grades in college. My freshman year I failed 3 classes and was on academic probation, but I turned it around sophomore year and my GPA started rising. My depression peaked 2 years ago when my 18 year old niece...
  15. M

    Low GPA due to ADHD, dental school chances?

    Hey guys. I was wondering if anyone had a similar experience, or knows of a situation like this that happened. I am currently finishing my sophomore year as a human physiology major at Boston University (notorious for grade deflation jsyk). And my GPA sucks. I dropped a class 3 out of the 4...
  16. TxsMed14

    Dropping out of Medical School

    I'm a current MS2, and never failed an exam or rotation. I took a leave of absence last fall, which has stretched into five months and finally turning a corner on whether to drop out (I think it's time, despite $100k for two years at a private med school. Probably the heaviest factor in my...