Frank Pittman

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Frank Pittman, M.D.
Born1935
DiedNovember 24, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Known forPrivate Lies: Infidelity and Betrayal of Intimacy
Man Enough: Fathers, Sons and the Search for Masculinity
Scientific career
Fieldspsychiatry, psychology, family therapy, psychotherapy, relationship education

Frank Smith Pittman, III, M.D. (1935 – November 24, 2012) was an American psychiatrist and author. He wrote a regular column, "Ask Dr. Frank", which used to appear in Psychology Today.[1]

During his lifetime, he was a "widely quoted author"[1] of Man Enough: Fathers, Sons and the Search for Masculinity[2] and Private Lies: Infidelity and Betrayal of Intimacy.[3] He was also author of books Grow Up!: How Taking Responsibility Can Make You a Happy Adult,[4] and Turning Points: Treating Families in Transition and Crisis.[5]

Dr. Pittman practiced out of Atlanta, Georgia,[1][6] where he was active as a psychiatrist and family therapist from 1962 until his death in 2012.[7] Both of Dr. Pittman's daughters are psychologists.[8]

Infidelity was a central focus of Dr. Pittman's work. In a 1993 article for Psychology Today.[9]|Frank Pittman}}

In 2003, Dr. Pittman was recognized with the Smart Marriages Impact Award at the annual conference of the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education.[10]

Dr. Pittman died at his Atlanta home on November 24, 2012 of cancer.[11] He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betsy Pittman, two daughters, Dr. Tina Wagers of Boulder, CO., and Dr. Virginia Pistilli of Portola, CA.; a son, Frank S. Pittman IV of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Joanna Fox of Cashiers, NC, and seven grandchildren.[11]

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Books[edit]

  • Turning Points: Treating Families in Transition and Crisis, Frank Pittman, M.D., A Norton Professional Book, (Hardcover), W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition, May 1987, ISBN 0-393-70040-2, ISBN 978-0-393-70040-4, W W Norton page
  • Private Lies: Infidelity and Betrayal of Intimacy, Frank Pittman, M.D., W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition November 1990, ISBN 0-393-30707-7, ISBN 978-0-393-30707-8, W W Norton page
  • Mentiras Privadas (Spanish edition), Amorrortu Editores, September 1994, ISBN 950-518-543-X, ISBN 978-950-518-543-6
  • Man enough: fathers, sons and the search for masculinity, Frank Pittman, M.D., Perigee Trade; Reprint edition October 1, 1994, ISBN 0-399-51883-5, ISBN 978-0-399-51883-6
  • Grow Up!: How Taking Responsibility Can Make You a Happy Adult, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press, ISBN 1-58238-040-6, ISBN 978-1-58238-040-7, July 30, 1999

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ask Dr. Frank Archived 2013-01-31 at Archive.today, Psychology Today, March/April 1994, p.1-3.
  2. ^ Man Enough: Fathers, Sons and the Search for Masculinity, Frank Pittman, M.D., Perigee Trade; Reprint edition October 1, 1994, ISBN 0-399-51883-5 , ISBN 978-0-399-51883-6
  3. ^ Private Lies: Infidelity and Betrayal of Intimacy, Frank Pittman, M.D., W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition November 1990, ISBN 0-393-30707-7 , ISBN 978-0-393-30707-8
  4. ^ Grow Up!: How Taking Responsibility Can Make You a Happy Adult, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press , ISBN 1-58238-040-6 , ISBN 978-1-58238-040-7 , July 30, 1999
  5. ^ Turning Points: Treating Families in Transition and Crisis, Frank Pittman, M.D., A Norton Professional Book, (Hardcover), W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition, May 1987, ISBN 0-393-70040-2 , ISBN 978-0-393-70040-4
  6. ^ Publishers Weekly, review, Private Lives, 1988, Reed Business Information, Inc.
  7. ^ Library Journal, review, Grow Up!, Demetria A. Harvin, Bronx, NY, Reed Business Information, Inc.
    "Pittman (Man Enough, Putnam, 1993) is straightforward and witty in his guide to what it really takes to become a responsible adult. Effectively using his 37 years as a psychiatrist and family therapist, his 14 years as a movie critic, his six years as an advice columnist, and his personal experience to illustrate his points..."
  8. ^ a b c An Interview with Frank Pittman, MD, by Victor Yalom, PhD, Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, 2000 (www.psychotherapy.net)
  9. ^ Pittman, Frank. "Beyond Betrayal: Life After Infidelity," Psychology Today, May 1, 1993.[1]
  10. ^ "Impact Award Recipients 2001 - 2010," Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education.[2]
  11. ^ a b "Psychiatrist known for quick wit, therapy insights," Geshwiler, J.E.. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 25, 2012.[3]

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