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Film And Book Reviews

Those who have experienced extreme trauma and their descendents have taught us much about resilience, renewal, and redemption—outcomes that are all recalled in this period of the Jewish Passover, Christian Easter, and Holocaust Memorial Week.

Clinicians will be drawn in by author Charles R. Cross's personal experience documenting, Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain. Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, committed suicide 20 years ago this month.

There are many stories written about serial killers and murderers, books that narrate the life course of individuals who commit heinous acts. However, few have been written by murderers explaining their lives first-hand.

A book that may help doctors, as well as their patients, better understand how they tick, literally, in our 24/7 society, and find a balance between difficult temporal demands and somatic and mental health.

Last summer we asked some of our contributors to tell us what they were reading. We’ve now decided to repeat this with What Are You Reading Now. We also thought it would be fun to let you know what we, the staff of Psychiatric Times, is reading.

It is clear from a 21st century psychiatric perspective that Augustine was suffering from PTSD, but Augustine was victimized in ways far more horrific than filmmaker Alice Wincour revealed. More in this film review by Alan Stone, MD.

A documentary film review that compels one to wonder if Szasz’s alleged suicide should be seen as a courageous adherence to the principles by which he lived or a symptom of a pathological avoidance of helplessness. Dr Szasz might reply that either way, it was his choice.

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