CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Behavioral Institute psychiatrist Dr. Lida Prypchan announced this week she has published her fourth book, a selection of short stories she wrote entitled Captive without a Jail.

Dr. Prypchan has practiced psychiatry for 30 years in Venezuela and the United States, but has dedicated part of her life to research and writing. A decade ago, she launched a nonprofit organization to showcase the interaction between psychiatry, philosophy and the arts, and to promote public dialogue.

Her latest book was born from a review of her archived writings, Dr. Prypchan says, where she found a treasure trove of stories she wanted to share that convey her understanding that different aspects of people’s lives can nourish, rather than drain, others. “And so, after much deliberation and soul searching,” she says, “I offer you my collection of short stories — for your enjoyment and your discernment.”

Dr. Prypchan is making Captive without a Jail available on Amazon, along with her other titles, Modern Anxiety, Modern Woman in English and Spanish, and Modern Anxiety, Modern Woman: Australia. For more information about Dr. Prypchan, visit Dr. Prypchan is working on another book featuring the stories of Wyoming women. For more information, visit her nonprofit organization, Psychiatry, Philosophy + Arts, at

Dr. Prypchan provides child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric care at Wyoming Behavioral Institute, where she has worked for 15 years to help young people recover from mental illness. Wyoming Behavioral Institute offers child, adolescent, adult and older adult mental health services in Casper, Wyoming. For more information about Wyoming Behavioral Institute, visit or call 800-457-9312.

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