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The internist needs a quick reference manual for understanding and dealing with psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a way of helping his patients to usefully examine their personal and marital problems, and a guide to the use and abuse of drugs that affect thinking and behavior. Handbook of Psychiatry edited by Drs. Philip Solomon and Vernon Patch will fill these needs superbly, better than any other book I have seen. This brief, paper-backed, inexpensive book offers excellent, concise essays on psychiatric syndromes, emergency handling of suicidal and agitated patients, and the special techniques of talking with patients about
Handbook of Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:668. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-4-668_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(4):668.
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