A Journey Through Time and Culture

Memoir of a Psychiatrist

by Ramesh C. Shah MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/1/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781796095661
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781796095678
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781796095685

About the Book

The coming of age happened fast for a young Dr. Shah when he was sent away to a tough British military-style boarding school in the Nilgiris Mountains of India. Dr. Shah narrates a cultural and inspirational memoir of a child maturing into a man, then father, determined to succeed despite his obstacles. With a love for history and nature, he paints his story through a lens of the landscapes he journeys. He takes you from India, to Wales and Scotland, and finally to America, where he achieves his psychiatry degree and settles with his family in beautiful West Virginia. Dr. Shah's passion for service and medicine is witnessed as he shares unique experiences of treating patients with tropical illnesses in India to psychiatric cases with children, coal miners, veterans and prisoners in the US. While sharing glimpses into patient lives, he does not shy away from his own struggles with anxiety, personal failures, cultural adjustments, and parental concerns of raising two daughters in the values of a western world. His memoir beautifully balances the challenges and joys of his life by weaving in stories of family, friendships, adventures and his now retired life in Florida. Along with a sprinkle of poetry and pictures, Dr. Shah passes on a written legacy of humanity and life lessons that portrays both heart and strength...a book not to be missed!

About the Author

Dr. Ramesh C. Shah obtained his medical degree in India and completed his residency in psychiatry when he immigrated to the US in 1975. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and practiced in southern West Virginia for over 30 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is now retired and lives with his wife in Tavares, Florida.