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May 8, 1943

Outline of Psychiatric Case-Study: A Practical Handbook

JAMA. 1943;122(2):142. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840190072037

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This book attempts to cover succinctly and competently all the technics which are used in giving a psychiatric evaluation. The first edition proved useful and satisfactory. The new edition is much improved and extended. Not only is the usual routine of psychiatric interrogation covered, but there is an extensive guide for history taking of both the problem child and the adult psychiatric case. In addition to the regular psychiatric examination of the adult there is an outline of the examination to be used with a child, and also the methods invoked when a patient is stuporous or comatose. The book should be valuable to the student who has to learn the technic of psychiatric examination, particularly if the methods outlined by Preu are those which are used with his own teacher, and there are individual differences in method. The book too should be used in combination with a good psychiatric

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