Mar 29, 2021
In this episode, psychiatrist Michael F. Myers,
MD, discusses the use of couples therapy in households
comprised of single- and dual-physician families, the rate of
depression among members of the medical field, and more.
- Intro :13
- About Myers :18
- The interview 1:27
- How did you get into the field of psychiatry? How did you end
up in a space with such a specialized area of expertise?
- Have you noticed there’s a big difference in those different
family dynamics between families with single-physician households
and dual-physician households in those types of patients that you
- You actually decided in your career to also include couples
therapy … how did you decide to incorporate it into your practice?
- Have you found that the rate of depression among medical
students, doctors is higher than the general population? Why are we
seeing these high rates of depression?
- How do we continue to move the needle against these stigmas of
mental illness among medical health professionals?
- Have you noticed more suicides among students and residents?
Have you been asked to talk to people in that space? Is there
something we can do to help support students and residents?
- What has it been like in this last year in taking care of
doctors? Has your practice changed at all and have you noticed
things are different this year?
- If someone could only listen to the last two minutes of this
episode what would you want them to take away?
- Where can people purchase your book, “Becoming a Doctor’s
Doctor,” and how can people find you if they want to connect with
Michael F. Myers, MD, is professor of clinical
psychiatry and recent past vice-chair of education and director of
training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at
SUNY-Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY. He is
also the author of “Becoming a Doctor’s Doctor.”
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Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid
freelance writer for Lippincott. Healio was unable to confirm
relevant financial disclosures for Myers at the time of