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Part I of The Practice of Dynamic Psychiatry is given over to investigation of the rationale, objectives, and methods of the psychiatric interview, together with discussion of many of the pitfalls and mistakes often encountered therein. It includes much information on psychiatric history taking, and essentials and meaning of the mental status examination.
In Part II, the various types of psychiatric illness are discussed—neuroses, personality pattern disturbances, psycho-physiologic dysfunctions (fugue states, conversion reactions, etc.), mental deficiency, and the psychotic disorders. There are many illuminating, well-reported and selected case histories scattered through this section, as, in fact, there are through the
The Practice of Dynamic Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. ;47:606. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-3-606_3
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