How Can I Help?




How Can I Help?

Number of page: 400
Author: David Goldbloom, Pier Bryden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

A humane behind-the-scenes account of a week in the life of a psychiatrist at one of Canada’s leading mental health hospitals. How Can I Help
takes us to the frontlines of modern psychiatric care.How Can I Help
portrays a week in the life of Dr. David Goldbloom as he treats patients, communicates with families, and trains staff at CAMH, the largest psychiatric facility in Canada. This highly readable and touching behind-the-scenes account of his daily encounters with a wide range of psychiatric concerns—from his own patients and their families to Emergency Department arrivals—puts a human face on an often misunderstood area of medical expertise. From schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder to post-traumatic stress syndrome and autism, How Can I Help
investigates a range of mental issues. What is it like to work as a psychiatrist now
What are the rewards and challenges
What is the impact of the suffering—and the recovery—of people with mental illness on families and the clinicians who treat them
What does the future hold for psychiatric care
How Can I Help
demystifies a profession that has undergone profound change over the past twenty-five years, a profession that is often misunderstood by the public and the media, and even by doctors themselves. It offers a compassionate, realistic picture of a branch of medicine that is entering a new phase, as increasingly we are able to decode the mysteries of the brain and offer new hope for sufferers of mental illness.