The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist’s Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases

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Harper Collins, Sep 28, 2010 - Psychology - 288 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Sexy Stare
1
The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head
21
Take My Hand Please
39
Fainting Schoolgirls
57
Baby Love
73
Silent Treatment
87
The Shrinking Penis
102
Worried Sick
119
Brain Fog
155
Dream Wedding
172
Gaslight
188
Shop Till You Drop
205
Mountain Heir
221
Sigmund Fraud
239
Afterword
259
Notes
262

Eyes Wide Shut
138

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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.

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