Medical Marriages / Edition 1

Medical Marriages / Edition 1

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American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated


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Medical Marriages / Edition 1

A variety of authors examine the inner workings of the physician's marriage -- the psychological issues and sources of conflict that emerge in the various stages of marriage and family. The authors include notable experts who share their years of clinical experience in helping physicians and their families learn new ways to improve communication, balance the demands of work and family, and grow and change together constructively.

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ISBN-13: 9780880482608
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/1988
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Professor and Director of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic at the Baylor College of Medicine and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute in Houston, Texas. He was previously Director of the Menninger Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Gabbard is the author or editor of sixteen books and currently is joint Editor-in-Chief and Editor for North America of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. His numerous awards include the 2000 Mary Sigourney Award for outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis.

Roy W. Menninger, M.D., is Past President and CEO of the Menninger Foundation and a member of the faculty of the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine--Wichita, Kansas

Table of Contents

The impossible dream. The time of our lives: sources of conflict in the medical marriage. The psychology of the physician. Traditional marriages. Perspective of a medical wife: surviving on the edge of the spotlight. Psychological issues for the woman physician. The woman physician's marriage. Sexual problems in physician couples. The occupational hazards of having a physician father. The medical marriage at midlife. Marital therapy of physician couples. Responsibility to self and others: improving the medical marriage.

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