First published in 1919. Emphasis has been laid upon simple physiologic methods of treatment; such as rest, feeding and psychotherapy. In order that the principles underlying the application of these methods should be clearly appreciated, the author has unfolded, in as systematic a manner as possible, the problems presented by the exercise of function, rest and the various fatigue states. He has adopted a purely clinical interpretation of the neuroses, a clear comprehension of which is an indispensable preliminary to intelligent and successful treatment.
In embracing physiologic methods, medicines and psychotherapy in one volume, the author has endeavoured to present a comprehensive discussion of the treatment of nervous and metnal disorders; especially of those which are functional in character.
FRANCIS X. DERCUM, A. M, M. D., Ph . D. Professor of Nervous end Mental Diseases in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Ex-President of the American Neurological Association, of the Philadelphia Neurological Society and of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society; Foreign Corresponding Member of the Neurological Society of Paris, Corresponding member of the Psychiatric and Neurological Society of Vienna, Member of the Royal Medical Society of Budapest; Consulting Neurologist to the Philadelphia General Hospital.
Pat I: Rest. 1. Function and its Results. 2. Chronic Fatigue; the Fatigue Neurosis. 3. Rest in Neurasthenia and Allied States. 4. Hysteria. 5. Hypochondria. 6. The Application of Rest in Chorea and Other Functional Nervous Diseases; And in Organic Nervous Diseases. Part II: Therapeutics of Mental Diseases. 1. The Prevention of Insanity and the General Principles of the Treatment of the Insane. 2. The Treatment of the Special Forms of Mental Disease. Part III: Suggestion. 1. Normal Suggestion. 2. Suggestion by Mystic and Religious Methods; Suggestion Under Artificially Induced Hysteria - Hypnotism; Psychanalysis.