Nervous Disorders of Men
The Modern Psychological Conception of their Causes, Effects, and Rational Treatment
Born in Vienna in 1864, Bernard Hollander was a London-based psychiatrist in the early twentieth century. He is best known for being one of the main proponents of the interest in phrenology at that time. This title, originally published in 1916, looks at ‘the numerous nervous illnesses of men, in which the mental factor plays a large part, and which are known as functional disorders, to distinguish them from organic diseases’. He looks at the role of psychotherapy as an emerging treatment for these disorders. There is also a companion volume which looks at the Nervous Disorders of Women.
Table of Contents
1. ‘Nervousness’, the Tendency of our Age 2. Mental Symptoms of Nervous Exhaustion 3. Other Symptoms Common to Nervous Exhaustion 4. Insomnia 5. Nervous Dyspepsia 6. Nervous Disorders of the Heart, Circulation, and Respiration 7. Headache, Neuralgia, and Other Pains 8. Loss of Muscular Control 9. Mental Instability 10. The Effects of Alcohol 11. The ‘Change of Life’ in Man 12. General Treatment of Nervous Disorders 13. The Power of Suggestion in Daily Life and Medical Practice, and Other Methods of Psychotherapy 14. The Method of Applying ‘Suggestion’ Treatment 15. Examples of ‘Suggestion’ Treatment. Index