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December 1, 1956

Management of Emotional Problems in Medical Practice

JAMA. 1956;162(14):1348. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970310076025

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This volume is the second in a series based on lectures given at the North Shore Health Resort, Winnetka, Ill., by nine distinguished physicians. Each lecture presents practical approaches to the management of the emotional problems treated daily by the medical practitioner. Dr. Karl M. Bowman's paper on psychiatric emergencies or what to do before the psychiatrist comes is full of good practical sense and gives special consideration to the violent patient and the suicidal patient, and how to manage problems of drug intoxication, refusal to eat, panic states, and hysterical states. Dr. Francis J. Gerty gives excellent advice on the use and abuse of sedatives and stimulants. Dr. Lewis Robbins considers the management of the anxious patient and takes up the symptoms, psychodynamics, and management of anxiety. The depressed patient, his understanding and management, is extremely well presented by Dr. Franklin G. Ebaugh. The management of emotional reactions in

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