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Dr. Menninger's psychoanalytic study of self-destructive tendencies in man is divided into six sections. Each chapter is summarized. Like everything that Dr. Menninger writes, it is clear, extremely easy reading, and designed both for physicians and for the intelligent laity. It is a book that we can well imagine many patients reading with profit.
The first part takes up destruction in general; the second, the attitude toward suicide and the motives behind it; the third, various forms of chronic suicide such as neurotic invalidism, alcohol addiction, and various types of behavior which increasingly cut the individual off from his social
Man Against Himself.. Ann Intern Med. ;13:1514–1515. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-8-1514_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(8):1514-1515.
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