Medical Marriages

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Glen O. Gabbard, Roy W. Menninger
American Psychiatric Press, 1988 - Family & Relationships - 181 pages
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A variety of authors examine the inner workings of the physician's marriage -- the psychological issues and sources of conflict that emerge in the various stages of marriage and family. The authors include notable experts who share their years of clinical experience in helping physicians and their families learn new ways to improve communication, balance the demands of work and family, and grow and change together constructively.

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Contents

The Impossible Dream
1
Sources of Conflict
11
The Psychology of the Physician
23
Traditional Marriages
39
Surviving
53
Psychological Issues for the Woman
67
The Woman Physicians Marriage
79
Sexual Problems in Physician Couples
89
a Physician Father
103
The Medical Marriage at Midlife
121
Marital Therapy of Physician Couples
137
Improving
153
Bibliography
169
Index
179
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About the author (1988)

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Professor and Director of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic at the Baylor College of Medicine and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute in Houston, Texas. He was previously Director of the Menninger Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Gabbard is the author or editor of sixteen books and currently is joint Editor-in-Chief and Editor for North America of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. His numerous awards include the 2000 Mary Sigourney Award for outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis.

Roy W. Menninger, M.D., is Past President and CEO of the Menninger Foundation and a member of the faculty of the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine--Wichita, Kansas

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