Like the Cover? 54 1 Committed Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training by Adam Stern

 This is an extremely engaging memoir about a young man training to be a psychiatrist in a prestigious programme. I enjoyed it very much, although it was quite harrowing at times, but while reading it, you almost feel that Adam and his patients are friends, and you are really concerned about what happens to them. Adam also includes the moving story of his love affair.

When Adam first joins the residency, he is thrown in at the deep end, and sees patients at night. They include anorexic Jane, depressed Debbie, and Charlie, who has cancer. He starts to bond with the other residents, forming a close-knit group, and they have a lovely mentor and boss, who is very helpful. However, Adam starts to take the problems of his patients home with him, and he eventually finds that he needs a psychiatrist himself...

This is an interesting book for anyone, but especially for medical and psychiatric students.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


Vintage Reading said…
I'd like to read this. Psychiatry fascinates me. Thanks for reviewing.

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