Vet students and depression
A friend told me a story recently whilst waiting in line for her viva examination. The topic of nerves came up, to which one student mentioned she was on Beta blockers, the 6 others soon announced that they too were using them.
It’s my opinion that what might be our greatest virtue, an affinity for animals, can lead us to deal with personal issues in a different way to many others. Whilst a horse might have a bigger shoulder to lean on, the issues at hand are soothed but not necessarily dealt with. That isn’t to say we are introverted by any means but the fact that this is our career choice must reveal something about us.