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From Unwanted to Unconditional: How One Mother's Love Changed My Career
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.
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, companion animals 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.
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