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July 1932

Probleme der klinischen Psychiatrie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(1):248. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240010256024

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In this small pamphlet the author reviews some of the main trends of clinical psychiatry in the period covering more or less the last decade. Since the text consists for the most part of abstracts of the literature in question, it does not lend itself to a comprehensive review of its content. Schneider is critical throughout, although he does not always discuss why he accepts or rejects certain contributions. For example, he makes the statement that Kleist's psychopathologic views are for the most part "unacceptable" to him, but he does not indicate their defects. In the same way, he fails to express concretely why he accepts fully such entities as the motility psychosis.

The literature considered is restricted almost entirely to a very special group of psychiatric literature; the content of the book would be more clearly indicated if its title were: "Problems of Academic German Clinical Psychiatry." French psychiatry

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