WILLIAM C. MENNINGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The title of my paper, "The Problem of the Neurotic Patient," does not make clear whether the patient or the doctor has a problem. Actually they both have: to the patient his neurotic illness is a problem, to the doctor the diagnosis and treatment of that illness are often a problem.
As a psychiatrist, I represent a minority of the medical practitioners. However, the subject of my discussion, "the neurotic patient," represents a majority of all of the patients who seek help from physicians. This fact is not new but military experience gave dramatic evidence to support it. The discharges
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MENNINGER WC. THE PROBLEM OF THE NEUROTIC PATIENT(THE PROBLEM OF THE NEUROTIC PATIENT*). Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:487–493. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-4-487
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(4):487-493.
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