I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at McGill University in 1972 and Doctor of Medicine/Master of Surgery from the same school in 1976, and completed my training in psychiatry in 1980, graduating with an award from the APA from the University of Toronto with emphasis on training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

I subsequently served as medical director for the Stanton Yellowknife Hospital in the NWT for 2 years, traveling to many arctic settlements. This was followed by an appointment as Assistant Professor of forensic psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan until 1984 when I became medical director of Community Mental Health in Muskoka/Parry Sound, On. In 1994 I accepted a position as medical director of St Francis Academy in Salina Kansas USA, a facility that specialized in the treatment of juvenile offenders. In 2005 I moved to Belize, Central America to teach at two medical colleges as well as offering services in psychiatry and general medicine at several clinics. I taught several courses at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine from 2008 to 2011.

I have published 8 articles on a variety of topics including multiple personality and aboriginal mental health issues.

My posts are personal reflection on a variety of subjects ranging from feet to cinema. The style, though somewhat irreverent and folksy at times, is designed with general public education in mind. I have tried to be as accurate as possible but as Freud said “memory says this and pride says that and usually memory loses” (or something to that effect in German).

Hopefully my recollections and thought resemble something close to verisimilitude and where not hopefully they have heuristic value.

I welcome comments on existing articles and suggestions for future ones.

You can contact me directly at duckynash51@gmail.com