A Layman's Guide to Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis.
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A Layman's Guide to Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis answers many questions and explores the dynamics of the human mind.
Author: Eric Berne, M.D. (Author of the book, Games People Play)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, First Printing, 1968
Withdrawal, ritual, activity, pastimes, games, and intimacy are the six ways that people can structure their time with other people. Transactional analysts carefully observe the group to determine which type of time structuring is occurring. They do not prejudge whether any type is good or bad in itself, but rather determine what is good for what. A shy, withdrawn girl who doesn’t know what to say to boys on dates may profit from exercising pastime behavior, while a loud, socially outgoing
more in order to become eligible to take the examinations of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. If he passes the examinations to the satisfaction of his older colleagues, he is recognized as a competent psychiatrist by the medical profession. There are a few qualified psychiatrists who do not elect to take the examinations, but the only way a layman can be sure that a psychiatrist knows his business, unless he is recommended by another trusted physician, is to ascertain that he is a
toward the first therapist he visits, he may be warranted in trying another one. Also, if the treatment has gone on for more than two years and the patient feels he is not making progress, he is justified in asking for a consultation with one of the senior psychiatrists in the community to evaluate the situation. All ethical medical practitioners are willing to have consultations with well-qualified colleagues if there is any doubt as to the efficacy of any treatment. And the patient should not
the pleasures of life, such as defecation and sexual intercourse. B BARBITURATES A class of drugs used as sleeping powders. The most widely known are phenobarbital, Sodium Amytal, Nembutal, and Seconal. C CASTRATION COMPLEX The system of ideas and feelings, conscious and unconscious, frank and disguised, and their effects as shown in behavior which results from the childlike idea that females once had a penis and lost it, and that males may lose theirs if they do not behave properly.
schizophrenias. Schizophrenias are often accompanied by what looks like a split, partial or complete, between what happens to the patient and how he feels about it, so that his feelings have little or no connection with happenings as far as we can see. Cary showed this kind of split when he smiled at his sobbing mother instead of weeping with her at his sad plight. Before an actual split occurs, it is often noticed that events do not affect the prospective patient as much as they do his normal