WILLIAM C. MENNINGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The title of my paper, "The Problem of the Neurotic Patient," does not make clear whether the patient or the doctor has a problem. Actually they both have: to the patient his neurotic illness is a problem, to the doctor the diagnosis and treatment of that illness are often a problem.
As a psychiatrist, I represent a minority of the medical practitioners. However, the subject of my discussion, "the neurotic patient," represents a majority of all of the patients who seek help from physicians. This fact is not new but military experience gave dramatic evidence to support it. The discharges
MENNINGER WC. THE PROBLEM OF THE NEUROTIC PATIENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:487–493. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-4-487
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(4):487-493.
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