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The memoir of an aspiring psychiatrist's year as an intern in a psych ward reveals the harrowing truth of life behind closed doors in a mental institution.
Mass Market Paperback, 251 pages
Published June 1992 by Berkley (first published 1991)
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Shane Cormier
Nov 15, 2011 Shane Cormier rated it it was amazing
I red this book in high school for psychology class back in 1992. I remember I couldnt put the damn thing down it was so exciting. My favorite part was how that guy came up missing, along with beds food and other things, and then while the doctors were discussing something, he is listening in and decides to come out the ceiling and give them ideas. I just loved this book and I think it is time to get another copy and read it again. Sorry for the spoiler :)
Raechal
Oct 09, 2011 Raechal rated it really liked it
Everyone who wants to become a therapist, a psychiatrist or a psychologist should read this book before they begin their careers, and then again when they feel they are losing their love of the profession, because it will bring you back.

I also think anyone who has a therapist, psychiatrist or psychologist in their life should read this book to understand what makes us tick, what makes us sad at the end of the day, and how are jobs are so different from the rest of the world.
Mary
Jan 04, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys non-fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Bookmooch
Psychward is the true story of the first years in psychiatry of Stephen B. Seager, M. D. It covers the sometimes funny, sweet and horrific stories of the patients of the psychward where Dr. Seager worked for a year. I thought it was a very easy read and give it an A+!
Cat.
Jul 05, 2015 Cat. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, biography
Read this in one afternoon/evening. The writing really brings people to life, although I'm not sure I'm ever going to be able to deal with someone truly psychotic, not knowing that they can kill someone using a folding chair for God's sake!
Kelly
Sep 26, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
This was a great book. I read it in college and searched high and low until I found it again. This was an interesting book!
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Stephen Seager was born in Ogden, Utah, descended from Mormon pioneers. He grew up in Daly City, California, a San Francisco suburb. Seager graduated from University of California at Davis and received his MD degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He worked as an Emergency Room physician for ten years which inspired his first two books, and then returned to residency training for ...more
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