UNQUIET MINDS by Dr. Eustace Chesser

UNQUIET MINDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

These ""Leaves from a Psychologist's Casebook"" attempt to show- through eight examples drawn from his psychiatric experience- the pressures of heredity and environment and circumstance and the cumulative pattern of neurotic misdirection in ordinary lives. A man whose emotional poverty led to an ambition which no money could assuage; a boy who became the victim of overprotective and overpossessive parents; a clergyman whose idealism proved to be his own worst enemy; a divorces, a delinquent, a prostitute, a suicide attempt- all go to illustrate the neurotic solution to common situations and hold an interest which is more human than clinical, compassionate rather than critical. Aimed not at a professional but a popular audience-which still may be difficult to isolate.

Pub Date: Sept. 29th, 1952
Publisher: Roy