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December 1937

Practical Examination of Personality and Behavior Disorders, Adults and Children.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;38(6):1352. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260240232020

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This book consists of two parts, the first dealing with the psychiatric examination of adults and the second with that of children. The first chapter on the art and practice of psychiatric examination is a practical and valuable article on how to handle patients with mental disturbances. It contains many useful suggestions chiefly as to how to examine patients in office practice and is therefore a useful introduction to the subject-matter handled in subsequent chapters. These chapters contain guides to direct questions and to fruitful sources of inquiry in cases of mental disease. They cover a wide variety of subjects, all of them important in the study of psychogenic disorders. That there is need for books of this sort cannot be questioned. In this volume a sincere attempt is made to bring to the medical student and physician something of the actual tools and technic of a psychiatric examination. As

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