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Early Career Physician Mental Health and Wellness

A Clinical Casebook

  • Janna S. Gordon-Elliott
  • Anna H. Rosen
  • The first psychiatric casebook to address the range of chief complaints and indications for psychiatric treatment and wellness promotion among physicians-in-training and early career physicians.

  • The only casebook to highlight the unique experiences and challenges related to treating psychiatric disorders in young and early career physicians.

  • Written by psychiatrists with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric conditions and burnout in young adults and physicians-in-training.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Liliya Gershengoren
    Pages 21-33
  3. Renee Saenger
    Pages 35-43
  4. Rebecca Fein, Anna H. Rosen
    Pages 45-55
  5. Janna S. Gordon-Elliott
    Pages 57-71
  6. Kristopher A. Kast, Jonathan Avery
    Pages 73-86
  7. David Hankins, Gwen L. Zornberg
    Pages 145-156
  8. Alyson Gorun, Julie Penzner
    Pages 181-192
  9. Charles W. Shaffer, Janna S. Gordon-Elliott
    Pages 205-221
  10. Janna S. Gordon-Elliott
    Pages 223-244

About this book


This casebook tackles the common psychiatric illnesses that physicians experience during these early stages of their careers.  The cases carefully present guidelines for assessment and management, along with clinical pearls and resources for further reference.  Written by experts in the field, the text is designed to be valuable for physicians engaged in medical education and training, and specifically for the psychiatrists who provide care for other physicians.  Each chapter includes a unique case and discussion.  Topics include: onset of a mood and or psychotic disorder, life transitions, trauma in care, physician suicide, anxiety, and other issues that are part of the experience of young adults developing their personal and professional identities. 


Early Career Physician Mental Health and Wellness is an excellent guide for all physicians interested in mental health and wellness, including psychiatrists, psychologists, training directors, hospital leadership, mentors, students, residents, and others.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Janna S. Gordon-Elliott
    • 1
  • Anna H. Rosen
    • 2
  1. 1.Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Westchester DivisionWhite PlainsUSA

About the editors

Janna S. Gordon-Elliott, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry/Assistant Attending
Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Chief, Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service
525 E. 68th Street, Box 140
New York, NY 10065

Anna H. Rosen, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry/ Assistant Attending
Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital
240 E. 69th Street
New York, NY 10065

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