TIL that PhD students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people.

Read more: https://www.science.org/content/article/phd-students-face-significant-mental-health-challenges

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  1. I mean, I’d say there’s a pretty good correlation between knowledge/understanding/intelligence and being sad about how pathetic the world is…but it could also just be lots of shitty money and lots of work for said shitty money with only a small ray of hope in the distance. And ramen.

  2. A friend of mine has a PhD in Psychology, and used to say “We know a hell a lot about PhD students because they all volunteer for each other’s studies.”

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