ERIC Number: EJ551324
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Distress and the "Medical Student Syndrome" in Abnormal Psychology Students.
Hardy, Marjorie S.; Calhoun, Lawrence G.
Teaching of Psychology, v24 n3 p192-93 1997
Briefly reviews the syndrome in which medical students begin to take on the symptoms of their patients. Discovers that, although studying psychological disorders decreased students' anxiety about their own mental health, it increased their concern regarding family members. These students also are more likely to seek psychological treatment. (MJP)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Objectives, Emotional Problems, Identification (Psychology), Majors (Students), Mental Health, Psychological Patterns, Psychological Services, Psychology, Self Actualization, Student Characteristics, Student Reaction, Student Welfare, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A