Weekends at Bellevue

Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER - Julie Holland Julie Holland, MD, was the weekend attending physician at Bellevue Hospital's famous psychiatric emergency department for nine years. During that time, she underwent psychotherapy, became a mother twice over -- and learned a great deal from her patients."Weekends at Bellevue" is an entertaining and thought-provoking inside view to arguably the best known psychiatric facility in modern times. With patients ranging from the homeless seeking shelter in bad weather to forensic holds (read: patients under arrest requiring a psychiatric evaluation), Holland sees a wide range of humanity come through the doors. Her personal insights and frank self-evaluation make this book an outstanding memoir as well.Highly recommended for those who read and enjoyed "Girl, Interrupted," "Running With Scissors," and similar memoirs concerning psychiatric matters.