Whether you’re pursuing a career in psychiatry or simply curious to learn more about the conditions that can afflict the human mind, Julio Licinio recommends reading these titles:
- Personality Disorders in Modern Life by Theodore Milton
Highlight: A wide range of conditions are discussed in Milton’s text, making it a staple title in the personal and professional libraries of psychiatry professionals around the world.
- It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
A light read, this modern classic serves as a ‘Summer Reading’ staple in schools across America. This is a fantastic read for people of all ages — particularly young people interested in psychiatry and psychology!
- Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
An insightful peek into the perspective and experience of Cahalan’s mental health struggles. Derived from her own real-world illness, this title is a fantastic research piece for young professionals interested in Psychiatry and Psychology professions.
- Waiting For An Echo by Dr. Christine Montross
Last month, Julio Licinio shared a brief feature on Dr. Montross’s recent book, which takes a look at the psychiatric impact of mass incarceration.