A Psychiatrist's Tales of Ritual and Obsession
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: University of California Press
Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
It is a tempting cliché to say I write because I am a busy psychiatrist with a deep supply of interesting stories. But it would be more original—and more accurate—to say I am a psychiatrist because I have always written or, more precisely, because I have always wanted ...
Psychiatry by the Dumpster
George was special from day one. I can still remember Dawn, my clinic clerk, paging me at 1:45 p.m., three quarters of an hour after his first scheduled appointment, to warn me: “Oh, Dr. A., you’re gonna love this one!” “Please don’t tell me the patient just showed up,” I said. “How ...
H2O under the Bridge
As a psychiatrist, I am used to receiving referrals from internists and primary care providers, from other psychiatrists or specialists seeking a “second opinion,” and of course, from concerned family members who sometimes have to force loved ones into my office for an evaluation against their will. But imagine my surprise ...
A Greek Tragedy
“Did Jane Austen turn me on to kleptomania or did kleptomania turn me on to Jane Austen? It’s a fascinating question to ponder.” With these words, Hannah, my new forty-eight-year-old patient, a comparative literature professor and Jane Austen expert, tried to recall for me the origins of her urge to steal. “I was a senior in college ...
With Any Luck
I met Mr. and Mrs. Kuong at a moment of transition: before a move they were planning from California to Utah and after they had moved to California from Las Vegas. A striking Chinese American woman with porcelain-white skin and wearing a black pantsuit with a red kerchief tied around her neck, Mrs. Kuong at ...
One Eternity Drive
In retrospect, it should not have taken a comprehensive psychiatric interview or the battery of tests I put my patients through to understand Alex’s problem. Dawn could have accurately diagnosed him from three e-mails she received from him—and forwarded to me—in quick succession one morning. The first ...
Many individuals contributed generously of their time, energy, and talent to bring this book to fruition. In particular, I am indebted to Dr. Donald Black for his meticulous reading of the manuscript and many helpful suggestions. I am also very grateful to Steve Rushton, Nona ...
Page Count: 191
Publication Year: 2008
OCLC Number: 235330138
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