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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MENTAL DISORDERS.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MENTAL DISORDERS. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Starting with a brief history of the development of the science of psychiatry and methods that have been and are being followed, the author reviews the aims of mental hygiene and the importance of the social point of view. He introduces the views of White and Jelliffe on the evolutionary levels and discusses in a cursory way the meaning of the unconscious as the storehouse of instinctive and acquired automatic tendencies to reactions. But, in spite of these broader conceptions of the modern developments of psychiatry, he fails to make use of them as a guide to the interpretation of behavior reactions and the psychoses. The descriptions of the functions of the nervous system, the introductory psychology and the account of the psychoses are extremely formal and purely descriptive. No account is given of the epileptic psychoses, and the author finds it necessary to justify the inclusion of a brief http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MENTAL DISORDERS.

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 11 (5) – May 1, 1924

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MENTAL DISORDERS.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Starting with a brief history of the development of the science of psychiatry and methods that have been and are being followed, the author reviews the aims of mental hygiene and the importance of the social point of view. He introduces the views of White and Jelliffe on the evolutionary levels and discusses in a cursory way the meaning of the...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1924 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6754
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02190350125011
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Starting with a brief history of the development of the science of psychiatry and methods that have been and are being followed, the author reviews the aims of mental hygiene and the importance of the social point of view. He introduces the views of White and Jelliffe on the evolutionary levels and discusses in a cursory way the meaning of the unconscious as the storehouse of instinctive and acquired automatic tendencies to reactions. But, in spite of these broader conceptions of the modern developments of psychiatry, he fails to make use of them as a guide to the interpretation of behavior reactions and the psychoses. The descriptions of the functions of the nervous system, the introductory psychology and the account of the psychoses are extremely formal and purely descriptive. No account is given of the epileptic psychoses, and the author finds it necessary to justify the inclusion of a brief

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Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1924

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