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Writer's Contest

Winners and contributors of the Psychiatric Times Writer's Contest.

Writer's Contest

Up until my last year of my psychiatry training, I was convinced I only wanted to consult in the hospital—that is, until I met Ms. B, a 31-year-old expectant mother


My patient allowed me a glimpse into the suicidal mind. And, in that way, she taught me a lot.

The human-animal relationship can provide insight into the patient’s ability to connect, to interact, and to show care and empathy. Plus, companion animals tend not to breach confidentiality.

A recent experience on street rounds offered a moment that brought this psychiatrist back to one of the main reasons she chose psychiatry as a profession.

A psychiatrist realizes he is completely powerless against his patient's opiate addiction.

In a tale of two cases, the author comes to realize he is but one agent of change in the lives of his patients.

A psychiatrist's chess game with his patient didn't go the way he expected.


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