oa South African Medical Journal - A psychiatrist's experience in te 2nd World War
|Article Title||A psychiatrist's experience in te 2nd World War|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Dec 1947|
|Pages||886 - 895|
|Keyword(s)||2nd World War, Psychiatric conditions and War psychiatry|
Figure are given showing (a) the incidence of the various classes of psychiatric condition amongst admissions to psychiatric units affecting U.K., non-U.K. and African patients; and (b) the frequency of the various psychoneurotic and psychotic diagnoses in the above classes. The figures indicate a higher incidence of psychopathic personality and psychotic reactions amongst non-U.K. patients, and of psychoneurotic reaction amongst U.K. patients. Psychotic breakdowns gave a highest relative incidence amongst African patients. Some comments of a general nature are made on the mentally backward soldier and on the aetiology of the schizophrenic reaction in the Services; and a view of the psychopathology of the psychoneurotic reaction is briefly outlined.
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