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November 6, 1943

The Therapy of the Neuroses and Psychoses: A Socio-Psycho-Biologic Analysis and Resynthesis

JAMA. 1943;123(10):664. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840450066037

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This is a good book on psychiatric treatment. Both psychologic and medical therapeutic measures are discussed in some detail. In spite of the title there is a considerable portion on psychosomatic diseases, which are perhaps not really neuroses in a technical sense. The explanations which are given are up to date and carefully presented, and the style is good. All of the mental disorders which would interest any one doing therapy with mental cases are well covered. While some variations of medical treatment are not discussed, the presentation as a whole is quite detailed and adequate. There is nothing dramatically new, but this volume is one of the few books that contain such specific material on treatment of mental cases, a subject which is becoming more and more important today with the return of mentally and nervously disordered members of the armed forces. There is some discussion of the war

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