Outside the field, the statistics on physician suicide may elicit surprise. Here, physicians and students who have thought about it write not about surprise but about disbelief that so little help is available.
After listening to the previous 3 podcasts, you may be wondering how to begin a therapeutically valuable conversation with your patient, which will provide the critical details that you need in the short time that you have. In his final podcast, Dr Lieberman offers a list of questions that you can use to break the ice and kick start a dialog with a patient whom you suspect has a mental health disorder.
In this podcast, Dr Lieberman discusses the associated features of three specific mental disorders: anxiety, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. He offers practical techniques that can be used in diagnosing each of these disorders and provides suggestions for treatment.