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Savitt, R.A. (1967). Current Psychiatric Therapies, Vol. V. Edited by Jules H. Masserman, M.D. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1965. 306 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 36:456-457.

(1967). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 36:456-457

Current Psychiatric Therapies, Vol. V. Edited by Jules H. Masserman, M.D. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1965. 306 pp.

Review by:
Robert A. Savitt

The fifth volume of Current Psychiatric Therapies consists of thirty-nine short contributions grouped under nine main headings. It offers a compendium of recent thinking and practice in psychotherapy. Each article serves as an introduction to an aspect of psychiatry and contains a bibliography for those who wish to pursue the subject in greater detail. It is an eclectic survey which deals with childhood, adolescence, individual, group, and family therapy, community and institutional psychiatry, rehabilitation, and transcultural psychiatry. Dr. Howard P. Rome, who heads an impressive list of contributors, opens with a philosophical discussion on psychiatry as a social institution and goes on to speak of the value of 'adjunctive' therapies in an integrated and comprehensive program of psychiatric treatment.

Because the contributors are so numerous the book has the disadvantage of being too diffuse. Its main value lies in highlighting the mainstream of current psychiatric therapy and in functioning as a bibliographical source. The cumulative index of Volumes I through V is excellent.

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Savitt, R.A. (1967). Current Psychiatric Therapies, Vol. V.. Psychoanal. Q., 36:456-457

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