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An ode, according to Wikipedia, is “a type of lyrical verse”, and more specifically, an English ode is“typically a lyrical verse written in praise of, or dedicated to someone or something which captures the poet's interest or serves as an inspiration for the ode.”

I think we can safely say that this blog is not “lyrical verse”, and I'm pretty certain it won't contain much in the way of “praise” for psychiatry as it presently stands.*
But it is most definitely, wholeheartedly dedicated to psychiatry and psychiatrists, who indeed provide inspiration. I'd also like to make an honorary dedication to those working in mental health care who's daily practice resembles a satirical sketch of themselves. We know who you are, although you probably don't...

Warning: a hard hat is advisable due to potential of heavy sarcasm.


*Psychiatry, not psychology. In short, psychiatry is the medical approach to disorders of the mind, whereas psychology is a more social approach looking at behavior. My opinions on the latter are considerably more favourable!

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