Life Threatening Illness

Physical illness that is life-threatening is a catastrophic impact on all the dimensions of life. How do we manage such news? Does our experience as psychiatrists offer some insight or prepare us for such a circumstance?

Personal account 1: The Effect of Life Threatening Illness : The writer of this contribution both teaches residents and maintains a private practice. Planning to retire, her life radically changes when she learns she has a gliobastoma.

Personal account 2: Prostate Cancer : Reluctant to acknowledge that his rising PSA requires further diagnostic procedures and treatments, this psychiatrist encounters phobias that he needs to address. Commentary by Marina Rozenberg, M.D.

Personal account 3: Hodgkin's Lymphoma During Residency : The diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is described with sensitivity and insight. The implications for life and career in psychiatry and psychoanalysis are explored. Commentary by Scott Schwartz, M.D.

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