Facebook stress management group for Year 1 medical students.

@article{George2012FacebookSM,
  title={Facebook stress management group for Year 1 medical students.},
  author={Daniel R. George and Cheryl Dellasega and Megan M. Whitehead},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={1118}
}
What problems were addressed? Stress and depression are major problems for medical students, who experience higher risk for suicide ideation, suicide and burnout, and lower quality of life than age-matched populations. Such negative emotions can have an adverse impact on learning, lead to deleterious coping methods such as alcoholism and drug use, deplete student self-care habits, and increase risk for emotional illness. Challenges intrinsic to Year 1 of medical school have been well documented… CONTINUE READING