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The Couch, the Clinic, and the Scanner: Stories from Three Revolutionary Eras of the Mind

The Couch, the Clinic, and the Scanner is an insightful first-person account of psychiatry's evolution. David Hellerstein—a psychiatrist who has practiced in New York City since the early 1980s, working with patients, doing research, and helping run clinics and hospitals—provides a window into how the profession has transformed. In vivid stories and essays, he explores the lived experience of psychiatric work and the daunting challenges of healing the mind amid ever-changing theoretical models.