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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Struggling in Silence: Physician depression and suicide

This is a great documentary we showed medical students in Israel awhile back.

Here's the link:

The following 5 cases are presented in the film:

1) suicide of a renown burn surgeon
2) medical student suffering from depression & anxiety who was on the brink of dropping out of medical school
3) plastic surgeon suffering from major depression
4) neurologist suffering from bipolar disorder
5) suicide of another physician

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stockholm syndrome

Here's a short clip:
Victims of Stockholm syndrome develop compassion and loyalty toward their captors.

Here's a great article:
You can get an understanding of the psychology behind this.

It can be found in many family, romantic, and interpersonal relationships.

The syndrome was coined "Stockholm syndrome," after 4 people who were taken hostage at a bank in Stockholm in 1973 appeared to have "bonded" with their captors. Upon rescue, the hostages feared the law enforcement. One woman later became engaged to one of the criminals and another developed a legal defense fund to help in their legal defense fees.