Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
[Shrink Rap], the 'straight-talking guide to psychiatric care'... Although they explain psychiatry in all its merits and failings, acknowledging the limitations of their field, these are clearly three shrinks who love their jobs. -- Kristen Intlekofer * Johns Hopkins Magazine *
An intriguing read. * Midwest Book Review *
The public should have a general understanding of important illnesses as well as the relative roles of patients, clinicians, and the economic, medical and political environments in treating them. It would make the discussion of healthcare reform a great deal more meaningful. This edition of Shrink Rap is an excellent beginning.The bottom line: if you or anyone you know has any interest in the world of psychiatry, do them a favor and have them 'Shrink Rapped'. It's a very worthwhile read. -- Dr. Doug Perednia * Road to Hellth *
Most of us easily understand how to treat a broken arm, but a fractured psyche? That's an entirely different matter. Or is it? This clear-headed presentation of psychiatric services and methods covers a lot of ground and achieves a conversational tone that's both educational and entertaining. -- John Lewis * Baltimore Magazine *
While topics are addressed soundly for the professional reader, the authors' optimism and humor consistently shine through, creating an informative and entertaining resource for patients and families -- Margaret S. Chisolm * International Review of Psychiatry *
The authors convey a rich and detailed picture of psychiatry. They use plain English and reduce the use of medical jargon to the minimum: the book is thus usable by anyone interested in the topic. -- Silvia Di Paola * Metapsychology *
It is thoughtfully written and full of very useful practical advice in assessing patients both with and without cognitive impairment. * Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine *
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