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The psychiatric education of medical students often oscillates between the oversimplified exhortation that it is important to be kind and to communicate with patients, and abstruse presentations of sociology, cognitive and developmental psychology, and psychoanalysis—the basic sciences of psychaitry but not directly applicable to medical practice. Avoiding these extremes, the psychiatry faculty of the University of Toronto has provided a compact but relatively comprehensive survey.
The text attempts to integrate different perspectives of situations likely to confront a practicing physician or clinical clerk. The scope is broad, covering human development, psychopathology, psychosomatic and psychiatric illness, and practical concerns of psychiatric
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A Method of Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-1-145_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(1):145.
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