The Psychiatrists of Phoenix Street

by Michael Segal



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/8/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781499034028
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781499034035
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781499034073

About the Book

The heroes of my tales are all real people. Their names have been changed, but the stories are authentic. Some people came by themselves; some were brought to the psychiatrist, not to the writer. As far as I’m concerned, I was looking for symptoms, diagnostics, and treatments, not for stories. They have biographies that were revised here and there, to protect anonymity. The heroes are living among us. They are not easy to recognize. Any one of them can be your next door neighbor or the grandfather who is reading the newspaper in the park. In the summer, when the old man wears short sleeves, you can see the number that was tattooed on his forearm in Auschwitz. Those who survived the Holocaust are becoming increasingly scarce. The agitated and crabby man who drags his wife out of the supermarket was traumatized by the war. He cannot stand the crowds and the fuss. Classic inpatients can no longer be identified at first glance anymore. Where can you find the good old psychotics?

About the Author

My name is Michael Segal. I was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1957. I graduated from the Bucharest faculty of medicine (MD) in 1985, and one year later, I immigrated to Israel. I am married to Rodica and am the father of Ariel. My son is a student in economics at Haifa University. I finished my residence in psychiatry in 1995. Actually I am the head of a psychiatric ward in Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Hospital, somewhere in the middle of the road between Haifa and Tel Aviv. In parallel, I am a lecturer at the Technion faculty of medicine in Haifa. I published papers in the field of clinical psychiatry. In 2011 I published my first book (and still now the only one) in Bucharest, in Romanian. The readers (not only friends) considered "Psihiatrii de pe strada Fenix" as a great success.