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There is definitely something about psychiatry that makes a monograph like this needed. But it is not clear that the authors have made good a promise to deliver "practical and concrete information about psychiatry and the mechanics of referral."
Laudable is the authors' success in keeping their monograph brief—it is only 80 pages—for the nonpsychiatric (sic) physician is sure to avoid wordy tomes. Unfortunately, even in its brevity, it has considerable redundancy, wordiness, and a somewhat platitudinous breeziness. While the descriptions of psychiatric syndromes in Chapter 1 and the types of therapies in Chapter 2 may indeed "give the referring
Referring the Psychiatric Patient. A Guide for the Physician.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:297–298. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-2-297_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(2):297-298.
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