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November 1939

The Common Neuroses, Their Treatment by Psychotherapy: An Introduction to Psychological Treatment for Students and Practitioners.

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(5):978. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270230200020

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Probably one of the greatest difficulties encountered by the psychiatrist who is called on to give to the medical student the requisite general knowledge of psychiatry is to know what to teach and what to omit. The ever present danger is that he will try to teach too much and succeed only in confusing his pupils. In this excellent book, which has been largely rewritten in this, the second, edition, the problem of a simple and yet adequate selection of material has been ably handled. The prime purpose of the author has been that of providing a simple and intelligible account of the common neuroses, treatment for which not only can but must be carried out by the general practitioner if the patient is to receive treatment at all. At the same time there is emphasis on the fact that "there is a residue which the general practitioner will be

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