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July 1931

The Treatment of Schizophrenia.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(1):243-244. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230070249019

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The author justifies the publication of this book by two reasons: (1) "the ever-increasing number of incipient schizophrenic patients who are seeking treatment," and (2) "the lack of a guide by which a clearer conception of the recognition and management of these cases may be had." He wants to overcome the medical hopelessness. He claims to be able to single out Bleuler's "latent schizophrenia" and "presents a single method of approach, that is, from the standpoint of psychopathology" —giving most of the space to an elementary consideration of fairly orthodox psychoanalysis and the rather incidental discussion of a few cases of as yet uncertain outcome. "At no time has it been our object to present the case material in detailed form, or to give a consecutive picture of the patient's psycho-physical evolution" (p. 77). "We selected only those patients who were still living in the surroundings natural to them.... We

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