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Frustration marks many of the efforts of medical practitioners to obtain practical help from psychiatry. This book represents an attempt to remedy the situation; it is not entirely successful.
The book is uneven. Although some chapters, especially those on cancer, death and dying, and psychosis, offer useful advice, chapters such as "The Female Patient," perpetuate the feeling of many physicians that psychiatrists talk in a strange language with logic all their own. For example, the woman who is menstruating is described as often feeling "that her aggressive feelings, especially, are leaking out everywhere." The same chapter concludes, "The rational, independent,
Psychiatric Management for Medical Practitioners.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:569. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-98-4-569_2
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