Saturday, April 29, 2006
My Interest In Psychiatry
My in terest in psychiatry backs to when I was in secondary school. I was enjoying reading whatever book I find. In those years, the 90s, Iraq was under embargo and poverty and ignorance was living with us, so it was very difficult to find a book that you want, instead you must find your way with the available books in the market. AL MUTANABBIE streat, named after the famous poet, was offering used old books. It was there where I found about many novels and books about diferrent sciences accedently. Many times I buy one book or two then found my self got no enough money to go back home, so I walk.....I was very thin!
Words like CRAZINESS, MADNESS, LUNACY, faced me recurently throught these books which I was reading, and I was very interrested to explore and elaborate on them... and it was when I was 16 years old when I first bought a mini book in arabic discussing psychiatry and I read it in just few hours , may be minutes!
I had interred the colledge of medecine in 1996 where I studied, among many sciences, the science that I like, PSYCHIATRY. When graduated worked for 2 years as a resident doctor in general medicine, then started my residency in psychiatry in 2004 and I hope to get my Ph.D. degree in psychiatry in a couple of years .