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Will I be able to go through medical school if I have clinical depression?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Many individuals with medical and psychiatric illnesses are able to make it through medical school.
If your depression is under control and appropriately treated you should be able to succeed in medical school. It will be important for you to find a psychiatrist, psychologist and/or therapist close to the medical school you go to who can help you through the rough patches.

In brief: Maybe
Many individuals with medical and psychiatric illnesses are able to make it through medical school.
If your depression is under control and appropriately treated you should be able to succeed in medical school. It will be important for you to find a psychiatrist, psychologist and/or therapist close to the medical school you go to who can help you through the rough patches.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
I agree with Dr. Soto. Also, medical schools have health plans for their students, and these generally include mental health coverage.
Dr. Paul Schwartz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Of course!
Clinical depression is quite treatable and should not prevent anyone from going through medical school.

In brief: Of course!
Clinical depression is quite treatable and should not prevent anyone from going through medical school.
Dr. Paul Schwartz
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Medical school
is an extremely demanding stressful program. With long hours, close supervision, frequent exams.
Depression can leave you exhausted and with limited energy to cope with life's demands. If you want to go to medical school, get in psychotherapy, consider medication and have your depression under the best possible control. Having a therapist to talk to while in school may make it manageable and safe.

In brief: Medical school
is an extremely demanding stressful program. With long hours, close supervision, frequent exams.
Depression can leave you exhausted and with limited energy to cope with life's demands. If you want to go to medical school, get in psychotherapy, consider medication and have your depression under the best possible control. Having a therapist to talk to while in school may make it manageable and safe.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If u r motivated to succeed and seek help

In brief: Yes
If u r motivated to succeed and seek help
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Therapy combined with medication can make life much more bearable, and considerably improve functioning.
Get evaluated by a psychiatrist and ask for a referral to a reputable psychotherapist.

In brief: Yes
Therapy combined with medication can make life much more bearable, and considerably improve functioning.
Get evaluated by a psychiatrist and ask for a referral to a reputable psychotherapist.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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