Year 6, Book 2

2. Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist by Paul R. Linde
I love medical oriented books and I have a Masters in Counseling so I was really looking forward to reading this book. Linde shares stories of his time serving as an ER psychiatrist with each chapter focusing on one patient. I felt like Linde had a hard time stepping out of his doctor role and into the shoes of readers without medical degrees. I’m highly academic and I found some of it a bit much, so I don’t think this book would hold high appeal for the general populous. I also didn’t find it as engaging as I had hoped. There were some really interesting cases though, and he did a good job of examining his own reactions to the patients. I give it a 6 out of 10.

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