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Stress and Disease and Dysfunction, Oh My!

Last installment, we went over the stress response – what it is, how it works, and the unfortunate fact that it is applied to both physical and psychological stressors. This week, we’re going to look at the effects that a prolonged exposure to stress can cause. In essence, this week we’re going to answer the…

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A fear of failure

Fail fast. Fail often. Fail forward. That’s how you got into veterinary school, right? A series of failures? That’s probably not how you think about it. You probably had a great GPA, lots of relevant experience to put on your resume, and a fine-tuned essay. Any time you did experience failure, and you did because…

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The Type A Problem

Nice to meet you. Tell me about yourself. “Well, I am inherently high stress, anxious, and competitive. In fact, competition makes me even more stressed and anxious. I have to have my way and I think I know best, even though I often feel that I am not good enough. How about you, what are…

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Perception

This poster shares experiences related to some of the (unfortunately) common perception of mental illness within the general population, and indeed within the veterinary community. Take time to read it over and give your thoughts. As always, kind words and encouragement are appreciated! I wish there was someone I could talk to. Being alone in…

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Stress: More Than a Headache

Hello, ladies and gents! Just in time for the start of the new semester, we’ll be starting a new series on the ins and outs of stress. How it works, what it does to you, and most importantly effective (backed by science!) methods to cope with stress. Most of this information comes from the book…

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The Results are In: Stigma Survey

You know one thing we do at this blog is ask veterinary students important questions, and then see what we can learn from that data. We have changed the format in order to make use of the scientific information that is already published and to not detract from the work of those continuing to learn…