• Michael F. Myers


We have now come to one of the most important topics of this book, namely, treatment. I have organized this section around a question-and-answer format. My aim is practicality for the reader. I also hope to allay anxiety about asking for professional help, to demystify what therapy is all about, and to combat the cynicism that some doctors and/or their spouses harbor toward psychiatric treatment.


Individual Therapy Marital Problem Medical Couple Male Doctor Marital Distress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael F. Myers
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  1. 1.St. Paul’s Hospital and University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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