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This book has been written ostensibly for the benefit of the non-psychiatric physician, to help him treat his neurotic patients. More than two-thirds of the volume presents a simplified description and discussion of the common neuroses, their etiology and their mechanisms. This part is too simplified and contains so many inaccurate statements which do not fit accepted psychiatric theory that the reviewer feels the book would mislead rather than aid the practicing physician. The remainder describes methods of brief treatment which would take years of training and specialized experience for a therapist to use successfully. For these reasons this book
Brief Psychotherapy: A Handbook for Physicians on the Clinical Aspects of Neuroses.. Ann Intern Med. ;29:752. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-4-752_1
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