A Case Book of the Neuroses and their Treatment
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Originally published in 1948 the blurb read: 'Dr Berg has an extraordinary flair for presenting a difficult subject in a most realistic and attractive manner, without sacrifice of scientific essentials.
The patients are made to speak for themselves, with the result that we feel actually present at the analytical sessions, sharing the most intimate details of each individual’s life and feelings. Throughout it is alive with real, vivid clinical material. The reader is led through a panorama of troubled minds and disturbed emotions – from the simplest worries and anxieties, through increasing severity of stresses, to incipient major disorders.
The whole subject of treatment is reviewed and expounded in compendious detail, concluding with a critical review and revolutionary suggestions for the future.
In spite of its novel and entertaining method of exposition, the book covers a surprisingly wide field – the whole field of clinical psychology up to date – and more.' Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
This book is a re-issue originally published in 1948. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.
Table of Contents
Section I: From Medicine to Mind 1. A Clinical Odyssey (Autobiographical) 2. Aetiology 3. Case-taking 4. Classification 5. A Case Showing Minor Elements of Psychoneurotic, Psychopathic, Homosexual and Schizoid Trends Section II: The Problem of Anxiety 6. A Speculation on the Nature of Anxiety 7. The Problem of Anxiety 8. Nervous Breakdown (Anxiety Hysteria) Section III: The Hysterias Introductory 9. Overwork and Hysterical Breakdown 10. Hysteria 11. The Beginnings of Hypochondria 12. Hypochondriacal Illness 13. Drug Addiction: Morphine 14. Drug Addiction: Alcohol 15. Hysteria, Anxiety and Fear of Epilepsy Section IV: Some More Severe Illnesses 16. Epilepsy and Hystero-Epilepsy 17. Obsessional Neurosis 18. Depression 19. Mania 20. Schizophrenia 21. Psychopathic Personalities and Paranoia 22. Psychopathology of Schizophrenia and Other Disorders Section V: Treatment 23. Physical Methods of Treatment: Drugs etc. 24. Physical Methods of Treatment: Convulsive Therapies, Insulin and Pre-frontal Leucotomy 25. Psychological Methods of Treatment: The Implements of Treatment 26. Psychological Methods of Treatment: Some Individual Methods of Treatment 27. Psychological Methods of Treatment: Psycho-Analysis (General Principles of Technique) 28. The Instrument of Psycho-Analysis: Technique (contd.) 29. Two Examples of Transference Analysis 30. The Terminal Stage 31. A Case Showing Some Implications of Short Treatment 32. The Theoretical Structure of Psycho-Analysis 33. The Mind: Topography and Mechanisms 34. Criticism and Future Outlook. Glossary. Index.
Charles Berg (1892-1957)
For the original publication:
‘A provocative but extremely readable and lucid writer…. His book should be of great interest to general practitioners as well as psychiatrists who wish to acquaint themselves with the views on the theory and practice of psychological medicine arrived at by a widely experienced, psychoanalytically orientated psychiatrist.’ – British Medical Bulletin
‘A masterly book. Thorough, and at the same time, written in comparatively simple English. No one who reads it carefully can fail to have his mind widened. This is why we recommend it cordially to all practicing members of the profession.’ – Medical Officer