June 1962

The Phenomena of Depressions.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1962;6(6):478-480. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1962.01710240074006

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By Roy R. Grinker, Sr., M.D.; Julian Miller, M.D.;

Melvin Sabshin, M.D.; Robert Nunn, M.D., and Jum C. Nunnally, Ph.D. Price, $6.50. Pp. 249 † xvi. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 49 E. 33d St., New York 16, 1961.

Among other things psychiatry shares with the whole of medicine are the continuous dynamics of ever-changing schools of thought, diagnostic fashions, areas of productive research, and foci of clinical interest. A great deal of clinical interest in the last few years has been centered on the depressive states, bringing about a vigorous reexamination of our psychiatric concepts, theories, diagnostic methods, and therapeutic goals in the whole field of depression.

This book records the methods and results of some timely and unusually careful research into the phenomenological aspects of depression conducted by a team of critical, clearthinking, and courageous research clinicians—critical, because they took pains to avoid clinical

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