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In the same clear and readable style of his previous publications, Ainslie Meares has given comprehensive coverage to the important management problems in the care of the anxious patient. Whatever one chooses to accept or reject in this book, it is refreshing that Dr. Meares has stated his views in so straightforward a manner.
In his introduction he defines the role of the psychiatrist as aiding the natural homeostatic mechanisms of the mind that "soon relieve the state of disturbance" (anxiety). He believes this aid may be accomplished through various aspects of the doctor-patient relationship which promote a state of
The Management of the Anxious Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;60:343–344. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-343
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):343-344.
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