Book It for a Summer of Awe

Awe—what one doctor felt while reading these books.

Psychiatry & Society

H. Steven Moffic, MD, recommends the following books to convey the sense of awe he feels from practicing psychiatry:

Freud on My Couch by Richard M. Berlin, MD

Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds by Thomas Hübl

Perspective and Guidance for a Time of Deep Discord: Why We See Such Extreme Social and Political Polarization—and What We Can Do by Charles M. Johnston, MD

Kings, Coquerors and Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation by Joseph N. Abraham, MD

Getting Good at Getting Older by Richard Siegel and Rabbi Laura Geller

Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He is an advocate for mental health issues relate to climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board ofPsychiatric TimesTM.