Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis (BOK)

Christine Montross

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A woman habitually commits self-injury, ingesting light bulbs, a box of nails, zippers and a steak knife. A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. A recent graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates from everything around him, is brought to A&E by his alarmed girlfriend. These are among the patients new physician Christine Montross meets during rounds at her hospital's locked inpatient ward - and who we meet as she struggles to understand the mysteries of the mind, most especially when the tools of modern medicine are failing us. Beautifully written and deeply felt, Falling into the Fire is an intimate portrait of psychiatry and a moving reminder, in the words of the New York Times, of 'our fragile, shared humanity'.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Christine Montross
Forlag
Oneworld Publications
ISBN 9781780743660
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 315 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Memoirs, Psychiatry, Coping with illness & specific conditions

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