Edited by Dana L Farnsworth, MD; Graham B Blaine, Jr., MD. Price, $10. Pp 321. Little, Brown & Co, 34 Beacon St, Boston 02106, 1970.
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College mental services have come a long way since the early attempts, nearly 60 years ago, to meet the needs of students in emotional conflict, and this book edited by Dana Farnsworth and Graham Blaine is an excellent documentation for this progress. It is estimated that more than 200 colleges now provide a significant mental health service and that 15% to 20% of the students suffer from emotional difficulties, serious enough to diminish their effectiveness. All the authors come from the Boston region and they deal with the important aspects of student mental health; ambiguity regarding loyalty to students-patients and to the institution, the conditions under which research may be conducted, background of student activists and changing sexual mores. "Students Who Say 'No,' " is a chapter by Robert Coles, sexual morality is described by Dana Farnsworth, and drug abuse by Preston Munter. There is a chapter on depression by Paul
Grotjahn M. Counseling and the College Student.. Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(6):1143-1144. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310180159035