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Falling into the fire : a psychiatrist's encounters with the mind in crisis

Author: Christine Montross
Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is the author's thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients she treats here are seen in the locked inpatient wards of a psychiatric hospital; all are in moments of profound crisis. Each case study presents its own line of inquiry, leading her to seek relevant psychiatric knowledge from diverse sources. She  Read more...
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Named Person: Christine Montross; Christine Montross
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Montross
ISBN: 9781780743660 1780743661
OCLC Number: 864089518
Description: pages cm
Contents: The woman who needed a zipper --
Fifty-thousand-dollar skin --
Your drugs take away the love --
I've hidden all the knives --
Dancing plagues and double impostors --
Epilogue : into the fire, into the water.
Responsibility: Christine Montross.

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An acclaimed writer-doctor shares moving stories of mental illness, in a book that signals the arrival of the next Oliver Sacks  Read more...

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`Lucid, fluent [and] absorbing... nestles into a burgeoning genre of mental health books focusing on individual patient experiences rather than self-help prescriptions' * Sunday Business Post * Read more...

 
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