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Fendel addresses his book to the general practitioner and tries to give a summary of recent views in the field of medical psychology. He discusses the various phases of psychic experience and presents present concepts of the unconscious, inhibitions, sexuality, symbolism, uncritical attitudes, repressions, suggestion, psychogenesis, etc., as held by various authors of the day.
He also discusses the particular histories necessary for psychodiagnosis. The chapters on therapy include psychanalysis, suggestion, hypnosis, psychogogie, or the teaching of inhibition through systematized practice, and logotherapie, or consistent and logical reasoning by the physician with the patient regarding his ailment.
Grundzüge der ärztlichen Psychologie, Psychodiagnostik und Psychotherapie in der täglichen Praxis. Arch NeurPsych. 1925;14(6):856. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200180127017
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