Young Doctor’s Story: Depression’s Rampant in Residency

Elizabeth Poorman, MD, pours out her soul in this article in CommonHealth. She hopes that by explaining how the pressures of residency might cause depression, other young physicians won’t hesitate to seek help. The prevalence of depression at any time for physicians-in-training is around 30%. “The system has been far too slow to respond to this crisis,” Poorman writes. “I worry about my colleagues who still do not feel safe or supported, and the many good reasons why they feel this way. For those who are still struggling, please know, you are not alone.”

Source: WBUR Commonhealth