The principles and practice of clinical psychiatry /

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Author / Creator:Braude, Morris, 1883-
Imprint:Philadelphia, Blakiston [©1937]
Description:1 online resource (x, 382 pages) illustrations.
Series:PsychBooks Collection
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Summary:"My purpose in writing this book is to ease the lot of the student of medicine, of the social sciences, and of jurisprudence--or, of the humanities in its broadest sense--in the difficult field of mental disease. The beginner in medicine, in particular, is oftentimes bewildered and disturbed by the seeming inchoate, controversial and uncertain position of psychiatry and unreceptive to its novel orientation and phraseology. It is obvious, therefore, that it is sound pedagogy to release him of this unfriendly bias and to encourage him in a wholesome receptivity and abiding interest by organizing and simplifying such knowledge of it as we possess. In other words, the subject of mental disease must, above all, be made interesting. Psychiatry, which hitherto has been largely descriptive and static, and isolated in its own position, is, today, explanatory and of manifold concern. In keeping with this concept I emphasize the principles, and, wherever possible, also the psychodynamics of every mental state. Lest the student receive the impression that disease of the mind is separate from that of the body I stress the necessity and value of the problems of internal medicine, throughout. Man, as a whole, is the subject of the present study. As he has always been subject to abnormal mental symptoms I introduce most chapters with a brief historical summary and with occasional reference to belles-lettres; to facilitate an easy and ready familiarity with the clinical features of the several mental states I cite hypothetical cases and follow these with one or several taken from life--from my private files and the wards of the Cook County Psychopathic Hospital, Chicago. While I recommend the classification of mental disease sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association I deviate from it in the text proper for teaching purposes. As unusual features I include a chapter on simulation--more because of its forensic interest than its inclusion as a mental entity--and also one on psychoanalysis. Bibliographical references are cited as met with, and, always, in a body, at the end of the chapter. A spirit of research, it is needless to say, is fostered in a branch of medicine still in a state of flux"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
Other form:Print version: Braude, Morris, 1883- Principles and practice of clinical psychiatry. Philadelphia, Blakiston [©1937]