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October 24, 1936

Kurzgefasstes Lehrbuch der Psychiatrie

JAMA. 1936;107(17):1411. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770430061030

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This compend of psychiatry is the second improved edition to be published. It consists of six chapters, on (1) general psychiatry, (2) varieties of disease, (3) treatment, (4) examination, history, diagnosis and important factors to be remembered in psychiatric disorders, (5) appendix and (6) bibliography. The first chapter includes general symptomatology, causes and discussions of the various psychoses. The second chapter includes the varieties of the psychoses beginning with congenital and abiotrophic entities; traumatic psychoses; dementia paralytica; cerebral syphilis and psychoses; epidemic encephalitis; psychoses of the aged; Huntington's chorea; other psychoses associated with encephalitis, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, chorea minor, paralysis agitans, athetosis and brain tumors; psychic disturbances due to acute infections and disturbances of the internal organs; alcoholism; drug addiction; psychoses from other poisons; genuine epilepsy; schizophrenia; manicdepressive psychoses; psychopathic personality, and abnormal mental reactions. In the third chapter, on treatment, Lange discusses preventive measures, marriage, psychotherapy, freudian and adlerian

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