Conversation with Psychiatrist & Author Christine Montross

Conversation with Psychiatrist & Author Christine Montross

Psychiatrist Christine Montross just wrote a fascinating memoir (Falling Into the Fire) about the challenges involved in making accurate diagnoses — and what’s at stake. She criticizes our health care system for failing to adequately fund outpatient care for those most in need, and urges caretakers to “abide” by their patients in difficult circumstances, not rushing to judgment but honoring their conditions. Here’s our conversation for The Atlantic’s Health channel.