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The author of this "small encyclopedia" of psychiatric information achieves, with few exceptions, the goals set forth in his preface. It is a concise yet comprehensive volume, scientific and systematic, descriptive but something less than dynamic in its approach. The attempt to integrate biological and psychosocial-cultural research on etiology falls short of the mark. Although material from each of these areas is included, it is presented in a sequential rather than in a truly integrated form, and while both the directive-organic and analytic-psychological approaches to treatment receive attention, this attention, particularly in the direction of the analytic-psychological, is little more
Psychiatry. Biological and Social.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:530–531. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-530
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(3):530-531.
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