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Chapman has undertaken the very difficult task of bringing out the necessity for psychiatric treatment in every physician's practice, and has accomplished his intention to present to the family physician and internist his views about total medical concern. His book is an extensively revised and much enlarged edition of his widely-appreciated Management of Emotional Disorders published in 1962. The author has taken the trouble to try to identify himself with his fellow physician who is not a psychiatrist and yet must spend much time with the patient whose problem is primarily emotional. His book succeeds in living up to his description of it as dealing "but little with theory and speculation. It sticks to concrete problems encountered in practice, and it gives specific advice on how to handle them."
Beginning with a description of the emotionally healthy person, from infanthood to adulthood it then treats of common emotional problems encountered