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Stephen B. Seager

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in Ogden, Utah, The United States


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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 four years and became a psychiatrist. Seager wrote of his internship in Psychward: A Year Behind Locked Doors. Seager is a board-certified psychiatrist employed at Napa State Hospital in Napa, California. From this experience comes his newest book to be released September 16, 2014, entitled "Gates of Gomorrah; A Year with the Criminally Insane".
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My name is Stephen Seager MD. I have been a psychiatrist for twenty-five years and have worked extensively with the seriously mentally ill (SMI). Recently, I wrote a book, "Behind the Gates of Gomorrah, a Year with the Criminally Insane," and while doing publicity for this book, I came in contact with many families of persons wit... Read more of this blog post »
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