PSYCHIATRY FOR THE CURIOUS by George H. MD. Preston

PSYCHIATRY FOR THE CURIOUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Commissioner of Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland writes for everyman to try and give a ""fair cross section of psychiatric thinking"". It seems to this reader a muddled job, oversimplified on the one hand, hazy on the other. Basically, he deals with causes of motivation, attitude and needs; then the periods of change and stress in the formative years -- in maturity; finally, the various defenses, projections, escapes and props used by many, which, used to excess, lead to neuroses. The facts are there -- but they do not emerge clear cut.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1940
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart