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A Psychiatrist Recollects 9780898854336

A Psychiatrist Recollects

Stories from the Lives of Psychiatric Patients

ISBN-10: 0898854334
ISBN-13: 9780898854336
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PUBLISHER: Springer
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Product Description: This collection of stories, based upon the lives of psychiatric patients, articulates the span of the field as perceived through a uniquely literary sensibility. Portraying a spectrum of human situations drawn from his clinical experience - instances of suicide, psychotic behaviour, depression in old age, and other conditions encountered frequently in the learning and practice of psychiatry - Dr Bowers senses the human spirit at work in the lives of even his most forlorn patients. With compassion and unusual sensitivity, he demonstrates that behind what might appear to be the most bizarre of mental phenomena is a human life afflicted, but with aspirations and expectations shared by all of us.

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PAGES: 150
CATEGORY: Psychology
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