• Revealing Psychiatry: From an Insider

  • Psychiatric Stories for Open Minds and to Open Minds
  • By: Pavlos Sakkas
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-02-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Stergiou Limited
  • 4.4 (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This volume contains the principal elements preoccupying modern psychiatry. The author introduces the listener to all mental illnesses, on the one hand through real examples derived from his rich clinical experience and on the other explaining in simple terms the fault that is the underlying cause. It is in essence an interesting investigation into the magical world of the human brain.
Using easily comprehended language, the author provides convincing explanations for the diverse mental functions. The models he expounds on bring mental illness down to earth from the mists of philosophy to the realities of medicine. He compares schizophrenia to a minor short circuit and anorexia nervosa to the activation of a program in reserve in the brain. He gives reasons for the necessity for sleep and dreams.
Other than a doctor, however, Pavlos Sakkas is a person intensively querying social behavior. His many years of practice of psychiatry and his experience of human pain give him the potential to be of assistance to those who arrive at crucial crossroads in their lives. His charitable attitude and the unconventional viewpoints he develops provide interesting answers to the greatest existentialist questioning of human beings. He speaks of his own questioning and recounts what he answers when his patients ask him about the meaning of life.
©2015 Pavlos Sakkas (P)2015 Pavlos Sakkas
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By Teresa on 01-13-16

Very Informative Psychiatric Studies

"Revealing Psychiatry" is an interesting look at some of the issues regarding mental illness as well as other topics of study. The book draws upon case studies and is a good informative listen for anyone in the academic field of psychiatry. I like Pavlos Sakkas' approach through open-mindedness. This was a book I had to listen to in several sittings as it's a lot to absorb but very worthwhile.

Jack Chekijian's narration was excellent. He's has a wonderful voice with spot on inflections as well as perfect enunciation. His professionalism shows and he's become one of my fave readers. In "Revealing Psychiatry" his delivery is well suited for the content. An overall great job.

Audiobook gifted in exchange for an honest review.

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By erobbins33 on 01-06-16

Seriously informative!

This book is an excellent resource for anyone who cares for, lives with, or just seeks to understand the inner workings of the human brain. The information is presented in a way that is easy to understand, and yet revolutionizes the way we view one of the most amazingly complex organs we use. The whole book is interesting, but for the purpose of easing the minds of a specific illness, after you read the first chapter, the other chapters are broken down into a respective illness. So, you could skip around. The narrator did a great job with enunciating clearly, which made the information easier to digest without distraction.

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By Leonidas on 05-19-16

Excellent

What made the experience of listening to Revealing Psychiatry: From an Insider the most enjoyable?

That smart men are not so good lovers, and why...

Which character – as performed by Jack Chekijian – was your favourite?

the doctor

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No it is long. I concluded in three nights!

Any additional comments?

The best I have bought the last year!

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By Leonidas on 05-19-16

2 or 3 stars not a fair rating

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I bought this audiobook because I heard different opinions on this. I have read the book also and, in my personal opinion, the story is excellent. It is very informative, it helps me to understand how my brain works. The doctor puts the things simple and sums up his experience. I do not understand why some people love doctors who recommend drugs, and others who hate doctors who write drugs. <br/>Sorry guys but I am not a doctor. I believe that they were studying many years for the basics and some decades in clinical spaces to obtain experience.<br/>My wife is a doctor. She uses to say "there are no good or bad medicines. There are appropriate medicines." Doctors judge the negative effects of the medicines and the risks of the disease. if the risk of the medicine is lower than the illness, they prefer medicines. Statistics!<br/><br/>Thanks for bearing my thoughts.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Revealing Psychiatry: From an Insider?

The description of the memory and dreams mechanisms.

What about Jack Chekijian’s performance did you like?

Very good. I would prefer to be more "human". But it is clear.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

How to reset it!

Any additional comments?

I believe that it is very useful for everyone. Forget the treatments. Focus on the description for the brain's mechanism. Simple and credible description by a specialist.<br/>It is worth.<br/>Strongly recommended.

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