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In an attempt to provide a nontechnical discussion of mental illnesses and the people afflicted by them, the authors (a social worker and two psychiatrists) have kept the descriptions of patient and treatment within the social milieu rather than isolating illness from its setting. They have also managed to present treatment as involving varying modalities, all of which may be appropriate at varying times with different patients, although their prejudice for psychotherapy is still apparent. And, they have given appropriate recognition to contemporary thinking in psychiatry concerning biochemical and genetic factors in certain illnesses.
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The Healing Alliance.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:726–727. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-726_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):726-727.
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