No one plans to be uncomfortable, ill, or emotionally and physiologically exhausted. Unfortunately, the symptoms arrive unannounced and stealthilyómuch like an ambush that interrupts oneís focus elsewhere. And if that were not enough, the search for a mental health professional can be a daunting, intimidating, and frightening process. In Give and Take: A Roadmap to Understanding a Psychiatrist, a seasoned psychiatrist shares guidance, advice, and tips on how prospective patients can engage in a healthy relationship with a doctor, ensuring a thorough evaluation and the formulation of a successful treatment plan.
Dr. Stephanie Hathaway Mullany practiced psychiatry full-time for over thirty years and relies on her diverse professional and personal experiences to provide valuable information for making informed decisions regarding appointments, clinical conditions, and treatment options. While dispelling myths and stigmas associated with psychiatric illness, Dr. Mullany offers an intriguing insiderís glimpse into the compelling research that helps psychiatrists formulate a unique treatment plan for each patient.
An initial visit for psychiatric diagnostic and treatment assessment is often a journey into unfamiliar territory. Give and Take: A Roadmap to Understanding a Psychiatrist takes the scary out of the unknown and guides prospective patients through the process of taking charge of their mental health.
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About the Author:
Stephanie Hathaway Mullany, MD, has practiced psychiatry full-time since 1978. In her diverse career, she managed a private practice, practiced psychiatry at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinics, and taught bioethics to medical students and psychiatric residents. Now retired, she lives with her husband and their three dogs in Terra Ceia, Florida.