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June 17, 1998

Mental DisorderStranger Than Fiction: When Our Minds Betray Us

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for softwareHarriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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by Marc D. Feldman and Jacqueline M. Feldman with Roxenne Smith, 270 pp, $23.95, ISBN 0-088048-930-8, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 1998.

JAMA. 1998;279(23):1918-1919. doi:10.1001/jama.279.23.1918

Since the earliest of psychiatric writings, scientist authors have attempted to find unifying themes, sometimes complex and sometimes simple, that explain the bewildering phenomena associated with mental disorders. Unfortunately, many disorders defy the search for a single thread and remain only fragmentarily understood even when well described. Joining the quest, psychiatrists Marc and Jacqueline Feldman (with the aid of Roxenne Smith, a "professional writer") have written more than just another brain and mental illness book, but rather a well-crafted and illustrated clinical discussion of often seen psychiatric symptomatology.

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