Treatment in psychiatry.

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Author / Creator:Diethelm, Oskar, 1897-
Imprint:New York, Macmillan, 1936.
Description:1 online resource (xvi, 476 pages)
Series:PsychBooks Collection
Subject:Personality disorders.
Psychology, Pathological.
Insanity (Law)
Personality Disorders.
Mental Disorders.
Insanity (Law)
Personality disorders.
Psychology, Pathological.
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Summary:"With the development of dynamic psychiatry, the physician found it necessary to concern himself not only with the disease pattern of a case but also with the personality in which it appeared. Although a beginning has been made, much remains to be done to bring about a satisfactory union of both methods of approach. Both the teacher and the practicing physician have a tendency to stress one or the other mode of procedure. Books, too, rarely deal with the whole range of therapeutic possibilities. It would seem, therefore, that there is room for an attempt to outline clearly a theory of therapeutic procedure which combines both points, and which regards such procedure as teachable. It must be acknowledged that many physicians, and even some quacks and mental healers, possess great skill in the treatment of disorders of the personality. Instead of designating such ability as solely intuitive, and the treatment as an art essentially un-teachable, the scientific physician will analyze these procedures most carefully to determine the helpful principles involved and to formulate them so that they may be taught to others. The assertion that psychiatric treatment depends to a large extent upon common sense and the ability to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves must, for the sake of accuracy, be restated: Psychiatrically trained common sense allows the physician to see and create therapeutic opportunities and deal with them constructively. Since the province of psychiatry covers all disorder and malfunctioning of the personality, this book deals not only with the treatment of the major illnesses designated as psychoses and neuroses, but also with the minor personality reactions of everyday life and with reactions to physical illnesses and handicaps. In the first six chapters the general principles of treatment and various methods are outlined; in the remaining eleven chapters, the treatment of specific reaction patterns, grouped more from a therapeutically practical than a nosologic point of view. At the beginning of several of the chapters a brief discussion of the psychopathology is offered, as a necessary theoretical basis for the treatment outlined afterwards"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Other form:Print version: Diethelm, Oskar, 1897- Treatment in psychiatry. New York, Macmillan, 1936