I'm applying to read Medicine and trying to write my PS at the mo (ugh). The main thing that inspired me to think about a medical career was the care I recieved when I was an inpatient in an Eating Disorders Unit a while ago. I'm confused as to whether or not I should mention this or not as i'm worried that admissions tutors might view me as liability incase I end up relapsing during uni. However, on the other hand it does give me the advantage of having seen medicine from "both sides of the bed", as it were.
I do have an interest in Psychiatry (I've done some Psych work experience and a lot of background reading, as well as actually, you know, being a psych patient) and I'm also in two minds over including this as well, as they may think I have too much of a vested interest having suffered from mental illness myself. Am I being paranoid about all of this? Advice please!
You could always just mention that you were in hospital for an extended length of time an not mention why...
Yeah, I dont think you will be dishonest for not mentioning it and there is not requirement to mention it if you dont want / need to. I agree with Bekaboo, put in that you have spent an extended period in hospital, but dont go into too much detail and make sure its tastefully done.