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Film And Book Reviews

Film And Book Reviews

•	Psychopharmacology: A Concise Overview for Students and Clinicians, 2nd Ed

Ronald Pies, MD reviews the second edition of Ansari and Osser’s overview of psychopharmacology.

Clinicians have some degree of power. We must curb abuse—whether under the guise of research, transference in psychotherapy, in prescribing medication, or when deciding on treatments.

An interesting history, key myths, and the pros and cons of marijuana are explained in this book.

In the spirit of fun in the sun, we thought we would find out what some of your colleagues are reading this summer. Take inspiration, add to your reading list, and let us know what books you’re reading!

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

The author of this book tells the story of the evolution of psychiatry from a place of skepticism and distain to its more recent emergence as a modern neuroscience.

With the advent and expansion of social media, we are seeing an increase in the phenomenon of mass humiliation. In this Q&A, we learn what surprised the author of a book on public shaming.

When our patients share their misdeeds with us, real or imagined, we can point them to examples of people who have experienced profound shame and managed to put their lives back together.


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