“We’re Like Everybody Else: We Are Prone to Depression.”

Michael F. Myers, MD, discusses depression among physicians, a theme from his new memoir, Becoming a Doctors’ Doctor.


In this Mental Health Minute, Michael F. Myers, MD, addresses the issue of depression among medical students and doctors. He outlines the reasons why it can be hard for medical professionals to seek treatment and offers practical advice for clinicians who want to help their colleagues.

Myers is speaking from personal experience, having treated many medical professionals over the course of his long career. He discusses physician depression and many other topics in his new memoir, Becoming a Doctors’ Doctor.

Dr Myers is professor of Clinical Psychiatry and recent past Vice-Chair of Education and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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