UNDERSTANDABLE PSYCHIATRY by Leland R. Hinsie

UNDERSTANDABLE PSYCHIATRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An elucidation for popular- rather than professional-comprehension of accepted psychiatric theory, by a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia. This presents but does not oversimplify, terminology, symptomology about unbalance, emotional and mental. Emotional illness and pain, the relationship of mind and body; childhood as the first fertile field for later instability; types of personality; neuroses, psychoses and their subdivisions; impulses, instincts and repressions; anxiety and fear; obsessions and compulsions; the manic depressive and the schizophrenic; the epileptic, the alcoholic, the drug addict- these and other phases are assessed and assimilated at a general level of understanding. There is no attempt at original interpretation as in the Karen Horney studies.

Pub Date: April 13th, 1948
Publisher: Macmillan