August 1966

Mental Health for Students.

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By Arthur G. Nikelly, PhD. Price, $7.50. Pp 208. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1966.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;15(2):223-224. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730140111028

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"That colleges and universities have felt the impact of a variety of problems affecting their students" is an undeniable statement, or to be more accurate, understatement of fact. With the hope that prevention and early treatment of emotional illness in the college student may be fostered by defining and clarifying for him the fundamental characteristics of mental health, the nature of personality, a general idea about the emotional disturbances encountered, and an explanation of the social forces and academic pressures that operate in the college setting, Dr. Nikelly offers the reader what appears to be more than reasonable justification for his ambitious undertaking.

It is not a simple task to translate the language of the various schools of psychiatry, psychology, and other behavioral sciences, into words and statements readily comprehensible to the heterogeneous masses of college students, even when it is taken for granted

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