The Causes of Lawyer Anxiety and Depression

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  1. Sam says:

    Yikes! Being a lawyer sounds very very stressful and competitive. And it’s interesting to note that the other professions all require a lot of competition and studies as well.

    Perhaps it’s both a blessing and a curse to be smart? I know I would never be able to get grades good enough or an LSAT score good enough to get into law school.

    And when you put together a super smart and hyper competitive people, the majority will get depressed because not everybody can rise to the top right?

    Maybe the idealization of successful trial lawyers from the movies have to do with it as well.


    • Lisa says:

      I think you’re right that super smart and hyper-competitive is a recipe for depression. But movie trial lawyers always seemed so fun – like Matlock and Perry Mason. They seemed happy and not stressed at all. So not real.

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