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This volume is one of several devoted to special syndromes published under the direction of Roger. The author, well known for his work on psychoanalysis, has assembled a group of minor mental maladies consisting of neurasthenia, psychasthenia, obsessions, neuroses and hysteria. A description of the clinical manifestations of each type with differential features and diagnosis takes up a large part of the book and is done in a detailed and clear cut manner and is almost characteristic of the French. The wealth of detail at times is almost baffling. Two sections on the pathologic significance and treatment for these neuropathic syndromes are well worth reading. Hesnard considers all neuropathic syndromes to be of common origin. They develop or remain latent during infancy, they break out at various periods of stress and tend strongly to relapse. In their rise and fall they run almost parallel with the rise and fall of
Les Syndromes Nevropathiques. Arch NeurPsych. 1928;19(6):1161–1162. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210120194017
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