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Sept 7, 1963

Emotions and Emotional Disorders; a Neurophysiological Study

JAMA. 1963;185(10):810. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060100090038

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This comprehensive volume represents the fruit of a lifetime of personal research and study in the field of emotions and emotional disturbances. Both student and physician will welcome this complete exposition of basic studies correlated clinically, and directed to the vast literature on psychosomatic medicine.

There are seven major areas in this authoritative treatise. The first surveys basic features of nervous system integration and describes the role of various areas in the central nervous system related to the neural substrate of emotion. Next, foundations and applications of hypothalamic tests in neuropsychiatric patients are presented. Then the authors describe that basic unity which exists between physiological and psychological processes. Part 4 follows quite logically with a discussion of sensory deprivation, stress, and emotion as encountered in the experimental neuroses. There is next presented continued emphasis on various alterations due to hypothalamic imbalance, hypertension, peptic ulcer, vagotonia and sympathotonia, nausea and fever,

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