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Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work (Hardback)
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Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 01/06/2011
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Finally, a book that explains everything you ever wanted to know about psychiatry! In Shrink Rap, three psychiatrists from different specialties provide frank answers to questions such as: * What is psychotherapy, how does it work, and why don't all psychiatrists do it?* When are medications helpful?* What happens on a psychiatric unit?* Can Prozac make people suicidal?* Why do many doctors not like Xanax?* Why do we have an insanity defense?* Why do people confess to crimes they didn't commit? Based on the authors' hugely popular blog and podcast series, this book is for patients and everyone else who is curious about how psychiatrists work. Using compelling patient vignettes, Shrink Rap explains how psychiatrists think about and address the problems they encounter, from the mundane (how much to charge) to the controversial (involuntary hospitalization). The authors face the field's shortcomings head-on, revealing what other doctors may not admit about practicing psychiatry. Candid and humorous, Shrink Rap gives a closeup view of psychiatry, peering into technology, treatments, and the business of the field. If you've ever wondered how psychiatry really works, let the Shrink Rappers explain.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421400112
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It's a fascinating peek into the minds of those who study minds. -- Rachel Saslow * Washington Post *
[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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