Study: Many ophthalmology residents face substantial burden of burnout and depression

A new study led by Brown University researchers finds that ophthalmology residents across the U.S. face a substantial burden of burnout and depression, which may affect not only the residents themselves but also the quality of care they deliver to patients. The study, which involved a survey of ophthalmology residents completing their graduate medical training […]

How to handle imposter syndrome

What are the symptoms? Worry that they will not live up to expectations Avoid extra responsibilities Get stuck in an “imposter cycle” Attribute success to outside factors Self-sabotage Experience job dissatisfaction Avoid asking for a raise Go overboard on tasks and goal-setting Types The expert The perfectionist The natural genius The soloist The superhero What […]

Astrocyte-targeted treatment may help alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

A study by scientists of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) points to a novel potential approach against Alzheimer’s disease. In studies in mice, the researchers were able to show that blocking a particular receptor located on astrocytes normalized brain function and improved memory performance. Astrocytes are star-shaped, non-neuronal cells involved in the regulation […]