Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series, Tom 1

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Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company, 1924

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Strona 373 - At nine they all do. 3. Name the day of the week, the month, the day of the month and the year.
Strona 19 - Doubtless we think with only a small part of our past, but it is with our entire past, including the original bent of our soul, that we desire, will, and act.
Strona 145 - flight into reality " which is the characteristic of the manic phase, while the failure to deal adequately with the difficulty is manifested by the depression of the depressive phase. In the depression the defenses have broken down and the patient is overwhelmed by a sense of his moral turpitude (self-accusatory delusions).
Strona 378 - Two and four differ from one and two in having a dot in each section. Once knowing the scheme, the letters may be left out and a cipher dispatch written by using for each letter the part of the diagram in which the letter is placed in the key. For example ''war" would be written ty _J fT Having made it perfectly clear, remove the key and have child write on back of record sheet, " Caught a spy,
Strona 195 - Why, you are yourself. You can be a prestigitis. They make you say bad things; they can read you; they bring back negroes from the dead." III. CATATONIA. Like the other forms of dementia precox which have been described this form is usually of subacute or chronic onset, being preceded by symptoms of insomnia, confusion, headache, loss of appetite, emaciation and the like. The disease, on the contrary, is sometimes of sudden onset, in which case it is apt to be the result of a suddenly depleting cause...
Strona 379 - One hears very different judgments on the value of life. Some say it is good, others say it is bad. It would be more correct to say that it is mediocre; because on the one hand it brings us less happiness than we want, while on the other hand, the misfortunes it brings are less than others wish for us. It is the mediocrity of life that makes it endurable; or, still more, that keeps it from being positively unjust.
Strona 291 - Many cases present no nervous or mental symptoms at all. In those who do there seems to be a tendency toward a variable localization of the disease process. There seem to be cases in which the spinal cord suffers most and others in which the brain suffers most. In this latter group a condition of very acute delirium may be developed running a rapid course to fatal termination and reminding one of the acute forms of paresis. The more frequent condition, of which I have seen a number of cases, seems...
Strona 297 - Hysteria is a form of mental depression characterized by the retraction of the field of personal consciousness and a tendency to the dissociation and emancipation of the system of ideas and functions that constitute personality.
Strona 297 - His theory perhaps comes as close as any to throwing real light on the situation. From the standpoint of the nature of hysteria his theory is enlightening as tending to show that the fundamental trouble is a loose organization, a faulty synthesis of the personality.
Strona 365 - CHILDREN OF THREE YEARS. 1. WHERE is YOUR NOSE? YOUR EYES? YOUR MOUTH? One of the best signs of awakening intelligence in young children is the comprehension of spoken words. We test this by asking these questions which can be answered by a gesture. 2. REPETITION OF SENTENCES OF Six SYLLABLES. It rains. I am hungry (6 syllables). Experiment proves that it is easier for a child to repeat words than to speak a word of his own. If a child does not respond one may try him with two syllables ("mama"),...

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