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Turning Anxiety into Empathy

The story in the article below is about a medical student with severe anxiety, and her journey to get over it, led her to have greater empathy with her many patients who suffered from anxiety.

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The featured article below is written by Holland Kaplan, M.D.. An internal medicine resident at Baylor College of Medicine

Turning anxiety into empathy

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Medical school was the first time in my life that I suffered from debilitating anxiety. I was overwhelmed by the volume of information I was expected to learn, and the anxiety impaired my ability to digest it all. I was unable to go to anatomy study sessions because I would have panic attacks when I was couldn’t identify structures.

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