In part, psychiatry has brought its woes on itself. It did not heed the warning made by Engel (4) in his landmark article on the dangers of a limited biological focus. It seems that psychiatry has gone the way of the rest of medicine and dropped its emphasis on the psychosocial and psychotherapy. This development, coupled with managed care, has yielded large numbers of psychiatrists who prescribe medications, not psychotherapy. Former APA President Allan Tasman lamented that "the art of talk therapy is in danger of being lost" (5). He has also maintained that not only do current residents disdain talk therapy; they do not know how to do it. Furthermore, he added that young psychiatrists lack empathy. Dr. Tasman has done a lot to counter this ominous development. For example, last year’s APA annual meeting theme was "The Doctor-Patient Relationship" and its healing nature. He also catalyzed the reintroduction of training in psychotherapy. Starting in January 2001, psychiatric residency directors have to certify that each resident has at least some basic competency in psychotherapy. Perhaps in the future, psychiatry and psychiatrists will fare better in novels about psychiatric patients.