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It is possible that the most powerful “drug” in childhood management is the emotionally warm, reality orientated and consistently predictable parent. Such a concept can be exitended to the doctor or any other professional worker who is perceived to have similar qualities by his patients...
This paper outlines a specialised use of hypnosis as a complement to counselling or interpretive psychotherapy in suitable cases. The techniques capitalise on the ease of manipulating emotions and on the vividness of fantasy experience in hypnosis, to allow patients to learn more adaptive...
A double-blind trial was conducted which attempted to compare and contrast the therapeutic effects of haloperidol and thioridazine in a chronic schizophrenic population. The psychiatric use of these two drugs, one a butyrophenone, the other a phenothiazine, is discussed with reference to the...
The original admission register of the Royal Park Receiving House was recently brought to the attention of the author. A review of the first full year's admissions (1907–08) revealed two cases of masturbational insanity and one of nymphomania. This remarkable discovery prompted a search of the...
Spasmodic torticollis is a distressing condition, characterised by involuntary and intermittent spasm of neck muscles, which in time become hypertrophied. It should be distinguished from a tic. Its incidence has been estimated at 1 in 1200 psychiatric referrals. Its relative rarity is a possible...
The study is concerned with alcoholism and drug depedence as causal and as associated factors in psychiatric hospital admissions in New South Wales. During the 1966–1970 period, the only significant increase among first admissions occurred in the 10 to 19 age group: the proportion of admissions...
The nature and prognosis of psychoneurotic disorders following accidental injury have long been a source of argument. The present authors have endeavoured to follow up and classify 82 subjects referred by solicitors for psychiatric evaluation following injury. The subsequent progress of 71 (87%)...
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