Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

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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


Koushik Sinha Deb 
 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Koushik Sinha Deb
Room No. 4096, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Teaching Block, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Deb KS. Healing the healer – A 10-Year journey of supporting a medical student with bipolar disorder.Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2020;36:5-10


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Deb KS. Healing the healer – A 10-Year journey of supporting a medical student with bipolar disorder. Indian J Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Nov 27 ];36:5-10
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