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May 1947

Problems in Abnormal Behavior.

Arch NeurPsych. 1947;57(5):659-660. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1947.02300280153012

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The cover jacket of this book states that the following subjects are treated in this book: psychic functions and psychologic types, mental mechanisms, the development of the sexual impulse, the nature of homosexuality, other irregularities of the sexual impulse, the question of neurosis, the question of psychosis, the scientific interpretation of dreams, the history and theory of psychoanalytic therapy, how internal secretions may affect behavior, some aspects of criminal psychology and the phenomena of epilepsy. One can guess how much "treatment" is given when one learns that the book is 5½ by 8 inches with large margins and large print, and is 244 pages in length, including 15 pages of introduction and 10 pages of index and bibliography, to say nothing of several pages of verse from such revealing sources as Viereck and the author himself.

In his introduction, the author makes a plea for a fair treatment of Freud's

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