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October 1951

Introduction to a Psychoanalytic Psychiatry.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;66(4):536. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320100136017

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More than 25 years after its first German edition, Paul Schilder's "Introduction to a Psychoanalytic Psychiatry" is brought out in unchanged version by the International Universities Press, Inc., New York. Reading this book again shows how much psychodynamic thinking has progressed in these years, especially in the concept and treatment of the schizophrenic psychoses. Such progress does not distract from the fact that this book was always considered a landmark in the historical development of psychodynamic psychiatry and still lives up to its title—to be a first attempt at a systematic presentation of the clinical psychiatry on a psychoanalytic basis. This book is of great value, and a psychiatric library without it would be incomplete. The wide field of topics under discussion ranges from the general introduction to special problems of schizophrenia and other functional psychoses. It also includes an analytic discussion of problems concerning dementia paralytica, Korsakoff's disorder, epilepsy,

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