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Writer's Contest

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

Writer's Contest

Up until her last year of training, this psychiatrist was convinced she only wanted to consult in the hospital—that is, until she met 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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