Behavior: The Perilious Month

"New York is full of people who are crazy till Labor Day," complained Woody Allen in the movie Play It Again, Sam. Allen was one of them. "If I only knew where my damn analyst was," he wailed. "Where do they go every August?" The answer, of course, is that they go on vacation. Some psychiatrists say they choose August because Freud did, though others debunk that notion as too Freudian. "An August vacation," explains Dr. William Frosch, a Manhattan psychiatrist, "is built into your training from the start. Your analyst took...

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