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July 1, 1933

Manic-Depressive Psychosis: An Investigation of the Most Recent Advances.

JAMA. 1933;101(1):72. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740260074035

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This volume, the eleventh in a series of similar publications, contains thirty-six reports of research on the subject of manicdepressive psychosis. Each contribution appears as a chapter. Forty-six psychiatrists have been engaged in the researches reported and a board of three members has performed the editorial work. An interesting chapter by Dr. Jelliffe on the historical phases of the manic-depressive synthesis opens the book and the ethnological phase is touched on in the closing chapter on manic-depressive reactions in Negroes. Not only usual aspects of the subject, such as etiology, symptomatology, pathology and treatment, are considered in the intervening chapters but also, as might be expected in a research publication of this character, some of the less usual ones also. Among these are the affective psychoses of childhood, organic constitution of the cyclothymic, psychoneuroses allied to manic-depressive psychoses, psychoanalytic sidelights on manic-depressive psychosis, mechanisms of the manic-depressive-schizophrenic combinations, behavior charting

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