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The Beginning and the End

The life of a psychiatrist can be odd. Today, seven patients were scheduled. Two late-canceled, two no-showed. That left one who got sick, and two who came. No-shows were rare during the first decade I practiced medicine—probably no more than three or four. But the chaos of summer, and the mores of 2018 combined to…

It Hurts!!

Who Cares What the Numbers Say

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com From: Julia Burns Subject: Mastitis Date: March 19, 2014 To: Lisa C, MD Julia here with a medical problem. I have had mastitis since early February, which has not responded to two rounds of antibiotics. IT HURTS!! My doctor is trying to get me an appt. with the breast…

Introduction to Who Cares What the Numbers Say?

Who Cares What the Numbers Say

Remember the last time you had the flu and you were leaning over the toilet? That’s perfect concentration, meditation on one specific point: Please make it stop. Nothing distracts you or diminishes the power behind the one obsession you hold sacred. Let that be the last time. Make me well. When you’re handed a death…

Steve Pemberton praises Songs for the Forgotten-A Psychiatrist’s Record

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Songs for the Forgotten offers a strong practical component also, providing information about trauma and healing. Dr. Burns illustrates how hope and wholeness can come from remembrance and telling. By incorporating healing prayer into her work with patients, she began to see dramatic results with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Trauma. You'll be inspired and renewed…

Telling Patients

Who Cares What the Numbers Say

This is my first entry from my new book, Who Cares What the Numbers Say? My daughter named the book on my birthday, when she wrote her best wishes to me on Facebook. "Who cares what the numbers say, I'd be hard pressed to have a smarter, cuter, more perfect Mom." While practicing psychiatry in…

Society for the Protection of Animals

FOREWORD The man who cries out against evil men but does not pray for themwill never know the grace of God.—Saint Silouan the Athonite In 1874, nine-year-old Mary Ellen Wilson was living in Hell’s Kitchen, the underbelly of New City, where she was beat- en, neglected, and frequently chained to her bed. A religious mis-…

Allison

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Go ahead and be angry.You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge.And don’t stay angry.Don’t go to bed angry.Don’t give the Devilthat kind of foothold in your life. —Ephesians 4:26-27 Cynthia, our charge nUrse, stuck her head into my office. “Dr. Burns, your evaluation is here. Remember Allison from…