March 1964

Acute Psychotic Reaction: Psychiatric Research Report No. 16.

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Edited by Werner M. Mendel, MD and Leon J. Epstein, PhD, MD. Price, $2. Pp 104. American Psychiatric Association, 1700 18th St, NW, 1963.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;10(3):321-322. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720210103019

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In 1955, the American Psychiatric Association began the publication of a series of research reports, consisting of the proceedings of Regional Research Conferences which the Association sponsors. Each conference has a central topical theme, usually one which is timely and important. By the use of paperbacks and a simple format, it has been possible to keep publication delays to a minimum. Thus these reports often have provided valuable immediate information about new advances. Material which might be missed because of its publication in more restricted technical journals is brought to the attention of the profession as a whole. Often the contributors and discussants are outstanding, and the papers of great significance. Such was the case, for example, with the fifth report, which contained Lilly's paper on the effects of "sensory deprivation" as well as Betz and Whitehorn's study of the relationship of the therapist to therapeutic outcome in schizophrenia. Unfortunately,

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