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June 1931

Psychotherapie bei organischen Erkrankungen.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(6):1405-1406. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230060249022

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The author of one of the most satisfactory presentations of "psychophysical treatment methods" (Leipzig, S. Hirzel, 1925) gives in this concise and attractive booklet a clear and useful outline of what is worth while. After a survey of the influence of the physical systems on the mental processes and vice versa and the fundamentals of the psychophysical reciprocity, he discusses the methods starting from the physical side (medicaments and physical stimuli) and those starting from the mental side (hypnosis, psychoanalysis, waking suggestions, explanation and volitional treatment). He discusses the problems and opportunities presenting themselves in the management of the patient's attitude and personality in the infectious diseases (pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, typhoid), in cholecystitis, bronchial asthma, organic heart disease, angina, essential hypertonia, arteriosclerosis, and the organic nervous diseases, the gastro-intestinal disorders, kidneys, arthritis and the endocrines, pains, etc. In a field in which individualization and individual ingenuity are so important, brevity

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