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July 1932

Grundlagen einer neuen Psychiatrie. Ein Lesebuch für Laien, Studenten und Forscher.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(1):246-247. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240010254022

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Abstract

With assurance that would be praiseworthy if his book offered anything new and correct, the author of this book lays down what he considers "the foundations of a new psychiatry." Of clinical psychiatry as it stands today he thinks very little. For psychoanalysis in its entirety he has nothing but sneers and contempt. "Individual psychology" finds more favor in his eyes. But the modern doctrine of schizophrenia and schizoid personalities he considers "valueless." What is needed, he thinks, is a "true conception, both psychologic and physiologic, of all so-called mental phenomena." This only possible "true conception" is offered by the author. It has been previously described by him, very fully, in a book called "The Origin of Characters." In the present volume, the author frequently admonishes the reader to study this previous book; it is, as he says, so "rich in content" that every time he himself "looks into it

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