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The Complete Psychiatrist

Review by Dr Chan Lai Fong


What makes a "complete psychiatrist"? As an early career psychiatrist who is still learning the ropes of the profession, I found the title of this book, 'The Complete Psychiatrist', very appealing. Psychiatrists of today are not only expected to be competent clinicians but also skillful managers, leaders, researchers and savvy public figures. So, did this book, presented as "an essential guide to the complex world of psychiatric practice, aimed at psychiatrists at all levels, ... covering key areas including leadership, management and personal skills, context of the psychiatrist within healthcare systems and career development," live up to my expectations?