Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives

The American Journal of Psychiatry
Volume 169, Issue 9, September 2012, pp. 996-997

NorrisDonna M., M.D., JayaramGeetha, M.D., M.B.A., and PrimmAnnelle B., M.D., M.P.H. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2012


This book is comprised of personal accounts of the professional development and careers of 21 female psychiatrists, ranging from those in the earliest phases of their careers to those who have more than four decades of experience. In addition to Caucasian Americans and Canadians, the ethnic and racial diversity includes African Americans, Latinas from the United States and abroad, Native Americans, and women who themselves or whose families emigrated from India. These women represent different religions, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientation and are from both rural and urban environments. Most are married or have consistent partners, and most also have children.

In addition to their medical accomplishments, the authors’ professional achievements include M.P.H., M.S., Ph.D., J.D., and M.B.A. degrees…

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