For a long time, I have the plan to create something bigger out of my “Mind and Brain Blog”, something with more reach and influence. Sometimes the impetus from the outside is necessary to finally leave the comfort zone and bring something new on the way. When a life changes in many ways, it is time to get on the road.
It has been a while – in December 2015 – that the renowned Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published a systematic review and meta-analysis on the prevalence of depression and depressive symptoms among medical residents (Mata et al., JAMA 2015; 314: 2373-2383). I was already aware of this article, but would like to take the opportunity of a recent communication I had with a medical student whose mentor I am as part of a mentoring program at the Aachen Medical Faculty, to report on this paper. The results of the first analysis were also confirmed by a similar study in medical students, published more recently also in JAMA by the same group (Rotenstein et al., JAMA 2016; 316: 2214-2236).
Picture: Ligamenta Wirbelsäulenzentrum / pixelio.de
The lecture “schizophrenic disorders – Part 2” that I held yesterday, Friday 25th January 2013, is now online. It can be viewed here. In the future I will try to make the lectures technically better and especially more interactive. I’m always open for suggestions for improvement.