Feeling Discouraged-Seeking Advice
I recently graduated from college last year, with a major in neuroscience. I was premed, and decided to take the veterinarian route this year. So I have lots of hours to catch up on. Issue: I really messed up my senior year of college. Depression hit me so hard, and I failed multiple classes. I did well on my prerequisites, but I know vet schools mainly focus on the last 45 credits, which senior year dragged me down. Other than that, I got As in all upper level neuro classes, but failed... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: katetu2 Tags: Pre-Veterinary Source Type: forums

Re: Effect of exercise for depression: systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 19, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

NHS apologises to family of junior doctor who died by suicide; NHS must openly admit liability for Dr Kumar & #039;s death
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 19, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

The effect of exercise on suicide in people with depression
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Advice on multiple antipsychotics in an acute setting
PGY2 here. My experience has basically mostly been with depression addiction until now. I've been rotated to an acute ward and have more exposure now to psychosis (and obviously antipsychotics). I'm having issues understanding the correct use of antipsychotics. Every attending has their own take on the subject and all of the sources I read postulate their own opinions and algorithms. Here is one of my current patients, with whom I'm having problems understanding how to proceed. As, I have... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 7, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tangerine123 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Lower Credit Load, 4 Withdrawals, & 4.5 Years
Hi, I'm a senior and my credit load looks like this with a 3.88 GPA: Freshman Fall 16 Spring 16 Sophomore Fall 19 Spring 10 Summer 12 Junior Fall 17 Spring 15 with 4 Ws leaving 6 credits Summer 6 credits Senior Fall 12 Spring 12 Super Senior Fall 12 I haven't taken the MCAT yet, since I had to take Physics II. My withdrawals were from a bipolar diagnosis. My 10 credit semester was from major depression which I recovered from, and my 12 credit semesters are because I had to take... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 1, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: EllenHartman Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Sending clients to the ER
I have a client with bipolar1 disorder who went through a depressive phase with suicidal ideation, intent, and behavior. I was gone for two weeks and when I returned, she didn’t tell me even though I always ask. At the beginning of January, she began taking ever increasing doses of a medication that can be lethal. At our appointment Friday, she confessed she had been doing this. Two days prior, she took the highest dose she ever has. She lost the ability to walk and use her legs. Somehow... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 28, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psychma Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Thoughts on invol hosp for SI
Hey there guys. We were having this discussion on another thread, so I decided to create this one. What are your real thoughts about the subject? This is much more common in the US than in other countries, and I do believe it is mostly CYA than actual treatment. I have seen some very absurd cases of people being locked up due to "SI" when it was actually not. I actually think it's quite harmful to just throw people in a little jail for a few days when they say they have suicide... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 26, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: brazilianpsych Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Redefining Psychotic Depression: Advocating for a Separate Diagnostic Category?
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 26, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

College Psychiatry
What are some pluses and minuses of a gig being a psychiatrist for a college campus? Other than low pay likely. Minuses off the top of my head (and I have a bias against the outpatient world): 1. Likely a fair amount of reading up on adhd and psychostimulant seeking (this is actually in line with my exposure to this cohort w/in a more general adult population and outpatient settings). 2. Higher risk age group for suicide (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 20, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: clement Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Re: Perinatal depression and risk of mortality: nationwide, register based study in Sweden
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 17, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

I did nothing - can it be made up for?
Title. For over a year after my graduation in 2020 (philosophy BA), I did essentially nothing. I can cite environmental factors, like COVID-19 and depression, or not having a car (or meaningful public transportation where I live), or the fact that I hadn't yet decided to switch tracks, but that doesn't change the fact that I did nothing. Furthermore, after starting a DIY postbacc, I moved at a glacial pace and studied only part-time for a few semesters without major extracurriculars on the... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Contradition Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

SCS for depression being studied
The Spinal Cord Could Provide a Radical New Way to Treat Depression With depression affecting around 1 in 10 of us at some point during our lives, the need for new and improved treatments is a top priority for researchers – and it appears that spinal cord stimulation could be one route for experts to investigate. www.sciencealert.com (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 13, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lobelsteve Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Unfit for med school???
My MCAT is next week. I can't seem to break a 27 on my FLs, and I am at my wit's end...I have studied so long and hard for this, and I'm just really depressed and discouraged right now. I often think, "How will I EVER make it through med school, much less residency, if I can't even score a measly 30 on the MCAT? Med school is way harder than this..." I know it's unhealthy to think that way, but it's hard not to sometimes. I have a decent GPA (3.7), but this MCAT is killing me, and I feel... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ShySpliceosome Tags: MCAT - Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Totally Demoralized
MCAT is in a few weeks. I'm considering backing out. I'm totally lost in my life right now and none of this seems worth it. Talk about return on investment, I've been in school forever, the whole time I've been depressed, lonely, no friends, nothing. I have no money and I'm trapped. This whole country is a scam. I don't think I have a future. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 4, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SoleScholar Tags: Pre-Podiatry Students Source Type: forums