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A 18-year-old female asked:

I keep cryin al the time.its my 1st yr in a med school and i don't feel motivated to study or do anythn productive.sometimes i get suicidal thoughts.

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Dr. Herbert Popolow
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Stressful: You're in a very stressful situation. Perhaps you're having some difficulties in med school. Everyone has difficulties from time to time. It may be time to think about a less stressful occupation. This does not mean you're a failure. It may, however, indicate that you might be happier doing research or being an eye doctor, etc. It appears you are depressed. Recommend professional guidance.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes commented
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Seek treatment. Just because you are depressed doesn't mean you can't get treatment and pursue your dreams as you improve. Don't throw in the towel now!
May 1, 2013

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