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September 7, 1929

The Neuroses.

JAMA. 1929;93(10):793. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710100055039

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Among the neurologists of America, it can be safely said that those who hold to the orthodox freudian position are in the minority. The large remainder adopt more or less individual points of view with modifications of psychoanalytic theory. As a result, the rest of the medical profession and many of the laity are puzzled by conflicting neurologic opinion. It must be admitted by any one who examines the subject that the freudian teachings have gradually evolved a view of the neuroses which, when once certain axioms are granted, provides a more complete and consistent explanation of these disorders than does any other school. Dr. Wechsler is no extremist. He carefully outlines such opposing views as the physiologic, behavioristic, endocrinologic, suggestionist and social-biologic, and gives brief accounts of the ideas held by Jung and by Adler. He has, however, seen fit to present a clear-cut survey of the neuroses from

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