Table 1: Common causes of personal and professional stresses among medical students and residents in training.

Common personal/professional stressors Common effects of stressors
Sleep deprivation 1. Distress and depression
Lack of time for personal/family lives 2. Professional dissatisfaction
Emotional drain of dealing with sickness and pain 3. Marital discord
Dislocation from family and friends 4. Professional impairment
Financial Strains 5. Alcohol and drug abuse
Residency coinciding with major events of life 6. Unhealthy attitude about own needs
7. Suicide