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Psychiatric impairment in medical students.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2400478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This retrospective study of 217 medical students (at one school over an eight-year period) who had sought psychiatric consultation and treatment was designed to verify earlier findings about medical students' psychiatric impairment and to investigate other, more recently highlighted issues. The authors hypothesized that (1) more of the women would be seen for psychiatric consultation; (2) overall, the problems and diagnoses of the students would differ according to gender and academic class; (3) the women would show more evidence of role strain; (4) the women would remain in treatment longer; and (5) for all students, the average length of treatment would be relatively brief. The results of this study indicate that more of the women requested psychiatric consultation; that differences along gender lines regarding chief complaints and psychiatric diagnoses were not significant; and that the women revealed more direct and subtle evidence of role strain but did not remain in treatment longer than the men. The date are discussed in terms of the development and implementation of educational programs that attempt to prevent some of the psychiatric impairments of physicians.
L J Dickstein; J J Stephenson; L D Hinz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1040-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Med     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-22     Completed Date:  1990-10-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904605     Medline TA:  Acad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  588-93     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY 40292.
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MeSH Terms
Family Characteristics
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*,  prevention & control,  therapy
Parent-Child Relations
Retrospective Studies
Sex Factors
Stress, Psychological / psychology
Students, Medical / psychology*

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