Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Treating thunderbirds

  • Treating thunderbirds

    Ananya Mahapatra New Delhi, India   Setting the mind free  The cacophony of the psychiatric ward  paused for a moment as a young woman was ushered in by two hospital attendants and her frail, frightened  mother. She laughed garishly and cussed in rural vernacular with wild abandon. She spoke in loud unapologetic spurts, like pennies…