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A Psychiatrist with Bipolar Disorder: A Long Day’s Journey into Light
John Budin, MD
Tuesday, April 25, 4 pm
Charles B. Wang Center Theater
Clinicians, physicians and medical trainees have worrisome rates of mood disorders, yet often do not receive the psychiatric care they need. The rate of suicide among doctors is disturbingly high and attests to the heavy price paid in both morbidity and mortality. The reluctance of trainees with untreated psychiatric disorders to voluntarily acknowledge their mental health conditions is understandable: clinicians feel pressure to navigate through barriers of internal shame and negative professional repercussions. These challenges too often make it difficult for care givers to become care receivers.
In this presentation, John Budin, a psychiatrist living with bipolar disorder, will share his personal and professional story of practicing while working through his own mood disorder. He will impart vital lessons learned along the way and describe how he ultimately arrived at a place of peace and acceptance.
This lecture is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please register through this form.
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