Uppgivenhetssyndrom, also termed resignation syndrome, is a distressing ailment in which patients – often young children – completely withdraw from the activities of daily life. With no underlying neurological or physical disease, these patients lose the will to live, essentially becoming apathetic.
They say to be tough is to have thick skin, but I say to have thick tears. / Skin? It can collect pimples, papercuts, and pus, can be scratched, scraped, and sliced.
Medical school is an exciting time in an aspiring physician’s life, but a somber reality is looming.