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October 1947

Psychotherapy in Medical Practice.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(4):542. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010555023

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The author, formerly an internist and now a practicing neuropsychiatrist and psychoanalyst, has written this book for the general practitioner in order to aid him in treating patients with psychiatric diseases that he can safely manage. The book also attempts to describe those patients who would profit most by being referred to a specialist.

Devoid of psychiatric nomenclature there is a detailed description of "the methods for the practitioner," "advanced methods of the practitioner" and "methods for the specialist." The methods for the practitioner are similar to those used by trained social service workers.

Chapters are devoted to suicidal risks, a classification of abnormal mental states, sex and marriage, basic attitudes toward children and the problems of parents and children. There is a final chapter on suggestions for further reading.

This book is an outstanding effort to meet the need of those physicians who are not trained in psychiatry. It

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