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January 1940

The Occupational Treatment of Mental Illness.

Arch NeurPsych. 1940;43(1):193. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1940.02280010201018

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This book has been prepared primarily with the instruction of nurses in mind. It is divided into two parts, the first dealing with simple statements of psychologic types of persons, forms of mental illness, the prescribing of occupation according to the effects desired and the organization of occupational and recreational activities in an institution. The second part of the book will be found of particular value in that it gives practical directions concerning many kinds of occupation. It should be useful not only to nurses but also to physicians in hospitals for mental disease, who usually have had little experience in handwork that has been proved useful in the occupational treatment of patients.