Tag Archives: psychiatry

Of guns

Newtown is half an hour away from here. When the shooting at Sandy Hook happened, I was at work. I could hear the clinicians talking about it in the hallway, and I started to Google for news. The details kept … Continue reading

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How it all went down. (V)

The 15 minute ride to¬† the community mental health center is over soon. It’s a beautiful building, nestled between well manicured lawns. The clinic where I work looks nothing like this. Still, it’s a community mental health center. This is … Continue reading

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Protected: 10 things your psychiatrist won’t tell you.

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Protected: Another day at work

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I've decided to apply for a geriatric psychiatry fellowship. Fellowship applications must come with a 'personal statement'. In 1 page or less, you are asked to talk about your interest in the field, your strengths and passions, give the prospective … Continue reading

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Manners for doctors

Bedside or otherwise. Code of Conduct My Grand Rounds for tomorrow. Read and post comments

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Another day at work

He's six feet and two hundred pounds of pure muscle. Professional looking tattoos all over his bare arms, sharp looking dimples in both cheeks which turn out to be cheek piercings. I've always been an adrenaline junkie. Stealing, drugs, piercings, … Continue reading

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The most difficult question in the world

I don't really need to be here. They made me come. From a woman who believes that her best friends are stealing from her, playing mindgames with her, to make her have a nervous breakdown. They are after my money. … Continue reading

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Another day at work

He's had ten heart attacks. He is thirty eight years old. The first one hit when he was twenty six. It changed the happy-go-lucky guy with a cannabis tattoo into a depressed loner. His mother died in her twenties of … Continue reading

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Another day at work

She had been evaluated by a senior resident and transferred to me for further management. He had started her on an anti-depressant that she quit taking before she saw me. It raised my blood pressure too much. My body is … Continue reading

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