The Distressed Physician course seeks to teach the physician new skills in the recognition and expression of emotions that lead to disruptive behavior. Typical problem behaviors include throwing charts, shouting or making demeaning comments to others in the office or hospital and uncontrollable anger thus creating an atmosphere of conflict and distress in colleagues and staff. This is not a course for physicians with an active alcohol or drug addiction, an untreated bipolar disorder or an organic disorder such as dementia.  An assessment prior to attending the course is important to rule out these problems.