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This book is an excellent reference volume for residents in psychiatry and for practicing psychiatrists, particularly those employing physical therapy in the treatment of their patients. The text includes a description of indications, preparations, precautions, complications, bio-chemical changes and neuro-anatomical alterations, pertaining to the use of physical methods of treatment. Physical methods include electricity, hormones, drugs, and surgery.
Dr. Alexander also includes psychotherapy as a method of treatment and stresses the compatibility of psychotherapy and physical methods of treatment. He suggests the equal importance of both, but indirectly through the case histories presented, and number of pages devoted to each
Treatment of Mental Disorder.. Ann Intern Med. ;40:830. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-4-830
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(4):830.
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