Winners and contributors of the Psychiatric Times Writer's Contest.
A Dog Says "Thank You"
The human-animal relationship can provide insight into the patient’s ability to connect, to interact, and to show care and empathy. Plus, animal companions tend not to breach confidentiality.
Accepting Patients as They Are: The Joys and Pains of Street Rounds
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.
The Freedom in Accepting Our Limits
A psychiatrist realizes he is completely powerless against his patient's opiate addiction.
An Expectation to Heal
In a tale of two cases, the author comes to realize he is but one agent of change in the lives of his patients.
How About a Game of Chess?
A psychiatrist's chess game with his patient didn't go the way he expected.
Julia and the Little Shoots
The therapist "goes underwater" with the patient to find what lies in her mind.
The Patient’s Son Is Normal
"You just never think people like that can have normal children.” And then I I think of when I was 14 years old and answered a late-night phone call at home.
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