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June 1958

The Neuroses and Their Treatment

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;79(6):736. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340060134022

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Dr. Podolsky has selected some forty papers which he terms representative, containing the latest knowledge of specialists in the handling of the neuroses. This is not a textbook, but a compilation of papers already written and for the most part published by the chosen authors. They range all the way from psychoanalytic therapy of a neurotic child to carbon dioxide inhalations, as presented by Meduna. In addition, there are a number of theoretical papers devoted to the discussion of evaluation of psychotherapy and some experimental studies, such as the work of Holmes and Ripley. Each individual author writes in his own style, with varying degrees of profundity. The papers are, naturally, uneven in their value. Some are apparently quite hastily put together from previous work and show no inner consistency. The book itself has no bibliography, and each chapter lacks references of cited work, with few exceptions. There is no

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