July 19, 1952

Dynamic Psychiatry

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Edited by Franz Alexander, M.D., and Helen Ross. Cloth. $10. Pp. 578. University of Chicago Press, 58th St., and Ellis Ave., Chicago 37; Cambridge University Press, Bentley House, 200 Euston Rd., London, N.W.I, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;149(12):1170. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930290092033

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This comprehensive volume consists of 16 articles written by 15 distinguished specialists and practitioners. Part 1 is concerned with theoretical concepts of dynamic psychiatry, such as development of fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis, dreams and rational behavior, history of metapsychological concepts, and personality development. Part 2 is concerned with clinical problems in psychiatry. In this section are articles on neuroses, behavior disorders and perversions, acute neurotic reactions (based on the study of war neuroses), emotional disorders of childhood, psychodynamic approach to the study of the psychoses, and principles of psychiatric treatment. Part 3 is concerned with the influence of psychoanalysis on allied fields. It includes articles on medicine, social anthropology, clinical psychology, animal psychology, and current thought. The book is intended not for the lay public but as a reference book for psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, physicians who are interested in the principles of psychodynamics, psychologists, and social scientists. It is a scholarly

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