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    Gordon Warme(Author)

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Have you ever wondered what goes on in a psychiatrist's head while he is analyzing a patient? How do you learn to be a psychiatrist? Is there a cure for madness? Does Prozac work? Are people naturally crazy?

Gordon Warme, MD, is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. He has been an academic at the University of Toronto for 40 years.Born and educated in Toronto, he trained with Karl Menninger at the Menninger Clinic in the U.S. and at the Universität Heidelberg in Germany. He has been a faculty member at the Menninger Clinic, the University of Kansas, and the University of Toronto.During his career, Dr. Warme has been the director of many programs: Kansas Treatment Center for Children; Children's Division of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry; Psychotherapy Centre at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. He has held a Dozor visiting professorship at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He is a past president of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, founder and past director of the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program, and for a number of years was senior research associate in the department of English at Trinity College, University of Toronto.Dr. Warme has written four books: Reluctant Treasures (New York: Jason Aronson, 1994); The Psychotherapist (New York: Jason Aronson, 1996); The Cure of Folly (Toronto: ECW Press, 2003); and Daggers of the Mind: Psychiatry and the Myth of Mental Disease (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2006).

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  • PDF | 300 pages
  • Gordon Warme(Author)
  • ECW Press (May 1, 2003)
  • English
  • 3
  • Medical Books

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  • By KenCo on April 17, 2004

    Autobiography, critical self-assessment, critique of the psychiatric profession. Dr. Warme's latest book contains colourful, detailed patient histories (the patients are heavily disguised) and anecdotes mixed with insightful observations about the psychiatric profession and the human mind. Written with wisdom and humility, there's no arrogance here, no magic formulae, no ultimate mental health theory about everything psychiatric. The book is alternately serious and funny, entertaining and thought-provoking. Highly recommended. P.S.: Dr. Warme does not know me, but I know and easily recognized one of his disguised patients.


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