Demystifying Medicine Video



Although imposter syndrome is not officially recognized by the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it is a behavioural pattern that many undergraduate and graduate students exhibit. This video provides information about what imposter syndrome is, how it relates to mental health, what treatments are available and what are its root causes. The video also explores the potential characteristics of imposter syndrome through the eyes of a post-secondary student.

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