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March 1951

Modern Abnormal Psychology: The Definitive and Dynamic Aspects of the Abnormal, the Neuroses and Psychoses

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;65(3):412. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320030149016

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Designed to meet the interest of the general public in abnormal psychology, as well as the requirements of the student for a reference and source book, this comprehensive work tries to treat many aspects of many fields. The historical background of psychiatry and psychotherapy is discussed, along with a description of various neuroses and the principal psychoses. Diagnostic technics and the different forms of psychotherapy are outlined. The contributions are uneven in quality, and the editorial task is inadequately administered. Some of the chapters, such as Norman Brill's on psychopaths, Gabe and Grotjahn's on the history and present situation of medical psychotherapy, Sapirstein's on psychoanalysis and Zilborg's on psychosomatic medicine, are good examples of informative medical reporting.

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