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The Resource Falling into the fire : a psychiatrist's encounters with the mind in crisis, Christine Montross

Falling into the fire : a psychiatrist's encounters with the mind in crisis, Christine Montross

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Falling into the fire : a psychiatrist's encounters with the mind in crisis
Title
Falling into the fire
Title remainder
a psychiatrist's encounters with the mind in crisis
Statement of responsibility
Christine Montross
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is the author's thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients she treats here are seen in the locked inpatient wards of a psychiatric hospital; all are in moments of profound crisis. Each case study presents its own line of inquiry, leading her to seek relevant psychiatric knowledge from diverse sources. She discovers lessons in medieval dancing plagues, in leading forensic and neurological research, and in moments from her own life. She brings us inside the doctor's mind, illuminating the grave costs of mental illness as well as the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. Throughout, she confronts the larger question of psychiatry: What is to be done when a patient's experiences cannot be accounted for, or helped, by what contemporary medicine knows about the brain? When all else fails, she finds, what remains is the capacity to abide, to sit with the desperate in their darkest moments. At once rigorous and meditative, this is an intimate portrait of psychiatry, allowing the reader to witness the humanity of the practice and the enduring mysteries of the mind. -- From publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montross, Christine
Dewey number
  • 616.890092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
RC438.6.M665
LC item number
M66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 H-973
  • WM 140
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montross, Christine
  • Montross, Christine
  • Women psychiatrists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatry
  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatry
  • Women psychiatrists
  • United States
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Behavior
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Indiana Authors Award
Label
Falling into the fire : a psychiatrist's encounters with the mind in crisis, Christine Montross
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The woman who needed a zipper -- Fifty-thousand-dollar skin -- Your drugs take away the love -- I've hidden all the knives -- Dancing plagues and double impostors -- Epilogue : into the fire, into the water
Control code
ocn818953811
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781594203930
Lccn
2013007699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594203930
  • (OCoLC)818953811
Label
Falling into the fire : a psychiatrist's encounters with the mind in crisis, Christine Montross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The woman who needed a zipper -- Fifty-thousand-dollar skin -- Your drugs take away the love -- I've hidden all the knives -- Dancing plagues and double impostors -- Epilogue : into the fire, into the water
Control code
ocn818953811
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781594203930
Lccn
2013007699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594203930
  • (OCoLC)818953811

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