- Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co (October 1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 087795240X
- ISBN-13: 978-0877952404
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,612,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Making of a Psychiatrist Paperback – October, 1979
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Dr. Viscott does a very good job in relating many important issues in a psychiatric residency, and he does not lapse into complex, technical word frenzy. No. The author portrays himself as a sometimes goofy guy who thinks he's right most of the time--and who wouldn't? He relates his experiences in clearly described personal anecdotes and, true to the reviews, THE MAKING OF A PSYCHIATRIST does indeed read like a novel. It is a novel, of a medical doctor's residency as a psychiatry student.
After reading this book, I wanted to find his previous book, which is supposed to relate his time during medical school and internship. Should be good...if I can find it.
Anyway, this is a very interesting read. There IS a sense of the author's self-importance and "of course I knew better," but...well, he's only human. I would have liked to have him as my psychiatrist...
Anyway, the reader doesn't need a doctorate to understand what is going on, and the few bits of jargon are explained very well.
David Viscott is one of my all-time heroes. He was an intensely gifted man.
The author, a psychiatrist is much more human than one would expect.
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Wonderful both as autobiography and explanation of various emotional disorders.Published 3 months ago by bb
An old book but one worth re-reading for those in the mental health field.Published 9 months ago by Dr. LPC
love this book. read it years ago and am reading it again 40 years later. Good transaction with seller. too.Published 11 months ago by Caroline
Educative and entertaining. Viscott's style is making pleasurable the instructional reading of his career as a psychiatrist. Don't hesitate to read it, you won't regret it.Published 16 months ago by Philippe L. Carrierre
I honestly don't remember how I came across David Viscott or his books. Being in my 50's - it's not the only thing I don't remember though! ;-) Anyway... Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Kent R. Dills
I read this book in my youth in the early '70s and enjoyed it thoroughly. My daughter-in-law is a practicing psychotherapist and I was pretty sure she'd enjoy it as well.... Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by MrLogical