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Description - Stranger Than Fiction by Marc D. Feldman

The complexities of mental disorders and their treatment are discussed in this book. Using the metaphor of the "lie of the mind", a disorder in which a person's thinking becomes unintentionally distorted, the authors approach mental illness from the perspective that these disorders are merely extreme variations of universally shared thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This work seeks to remove the artificial division separating the mentally ill from the general public and demystify symtoms that often seem bizarre. Case studies are referred to so that readers can see what each therapist confronts when treating disturbed patients. The authors argue that clinical decisions often rely more on educated hunches than medical certainties and that the practice of psychiatry is as much an art as it is a science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880489300
ISBN-10: 0880489308
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marc D. Feldman

Marc D. Feldman, M.D., is Vice Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is also Medical Director of the UAB Center for Psychiatric Medicine and is a recipient of an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Jacqueline M. Feldman, M.D., Director of the Division of Public Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also Executive Director of the UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center and Medical Director of the UAB Community Psychiatry Program. She has received the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

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