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Facing the unseen : the struggle to center mental health in medicine / Damon Tweedy, M.D.

Tweedy, Damon, (author.).

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Black Man in a White Coat comes a powerful and urgent call to center psychiatry and mental health care into the mainstream of medicine. As much as we all might wish that mental health problems, with their elusive causes and unsettling behaviors, simply did not exist, millions of people suffer from them, sometimes to an extreme extent. Many others face addiction to alcohol and other drugs, as overdose and suicide deaths abound. Yet the vast majority of doctors receive minimal instruction in treating these conditions during their lengthy medical training. This mismatch ignores the clear overlap between physical and mental distress, and too-often puts psychiatrists on the outside looking in as the medical system continues to fail many patients. In Facing The Unseen, bestselling author, professor of psychiatry, and practicing physician Damon Tweedy guides us through his days working in outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, and hospitals as he meets people from all walks of life who are grappling with physical and psychological illnesses. In powerful, compassionate, and eloquent prose, Tweedy argues for a more comprehensive and integrated approach where people with mental illness have a health care system that places their full well-being front and center"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250284891
  • ISBN: 1250284899
  • Physical Description: viii, 289 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-289).
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Failing doctors. Miseducation ; Dissonance ; Proximity -- Part II. Failing patients. Separate and unequal ; On pills and needles ; From head to toe -- Part III. Centering. Lost and found ; Diagnose and treat ; Integration.
Subject: Mental health services > United States.
Crisis intervention (Mental health services) > United States.
Genre: Informational works.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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Lower Macungie Library 362.2 TWE (Text) 33400001625527 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
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