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November 27, 1937

Modern Psychology in Practice

JAMA. 1937;109(22):1841-1842. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780480073034

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This book, by a London psychiatrist, is an introduction to the psychology of the commoner mental disorders. A brief introduction to general psychopathology is followed by an even briefer rapid review of the chief concepts used by the several "schools of thought," such as the freudian and the adlerian Children's disorders are presented from a pediatric rather than a psychiatric point of view. Here a wide field is sketchily outlined, the discussion including problems of anxiety in children, behavior problems, speech disorder, mental defect and methods of treatment. The commoner neurotic disorders and psychoses among adults are discussed. A section on methods of treatment gives the author's personal experience in treatment approaches, based primarily on psychoanalysis. A concluding general section on psychology and general medicine discusses psychologic aspects ot asthma, rheumatism, cardiac disturbances and other common conditions. Causation and prophylaxis curiously are treated at the end of the book. The

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