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|