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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-10

Healing the healer – A 10-Year journey of supporting a medical student with bipolar disorder

Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Koushik Sinha Deb
Room No. 4096, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Teaching Block, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_20_20

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Mental disorders are increasingly becoming a significant issue among medical students, consequent to rapid societal changes and increase in life stress. Yet, help seeking for mental health problems in medical students is universally poor. Attitudinal factors, stigma, and systemic barriers prevent early detection of such problems and often push students to self-harm and suicide. The fear of losing the capacity and license to practice often prevents students to come forward for treatment. Here, we discuss the various issues of a similar case from India and deliberate on the possible solutions to help such students in need.

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