The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head by Gary Small
A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases

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“Stories of human behavior at its most extreme….With humor, compassion, empathy, and insight, Small searches for and finds the humanity that lies hidden under even the most bizarre symptoms.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

A psychiatrist’s stories of his most bizarre cases, The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head by Gary Small, M.D., and Gigi Vorgan—co-authors of The Memory Bible—offers a fascinating and highly entertaining look into the peculiarities of the human mind. In the vein of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, and the other bestselling works of Oliver Sacks, The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head surprises, enthralls, and illuminates as it focuses on medical mysteries that would stump and amaze the brilliant brains on House, M.D.

 

About Gary Small

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Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the university’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He and Gigi Vorgan are the authors of iBrain, The Memory Prescription, The Longevity Bible, and The Memory Bible. Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the university’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He and Gigi Vorgan are the authors of iBrain, The Memory Prescription, The Longevity Bible, and The Memory Bible.
 
Published September 28, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 292 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As a practicing psychiatrist with a specialty in geriatrics, the author’s cases cover a wide terrain—e.g., a young man who developed hysterical blindness when he attempted to confront his father, a patient who shifted from a food disorder to becoming a shopaholic to an addiction to multiple psych...

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A longtime friend of Small's needs his help in discovering an authentic self.

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The Naked Lady Who Stood on her Head: A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases, by Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan, is a fascinating study of a psychiatrist who learns just how unique the human mind can be.

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There are two ways to approach The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head by Dr. Gary Small: looking for insight and information regarding psychiatry or looking for something fun and entertaining to read.

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I assumed that she was enraged that the secret doctor language had been revealed to her and that perhaps by not sharing enough information with her myself, I had behaved like one of these paternalistic psychiatrists who throw around pejorative labels in their notes about their patients, more inte...

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