Mental Illness: A New Classification And a Greater Hope

If anyone is in a position to assess the problems of U.S. psychiatry today, it is Kansas' Karl Augustus Menninger. He was a co-founder and has long been chief of staff of the Menninger Clinic, the world's most famed hospital for the mentally ill and its most fertile field for psychiatrists in training. He has interpreted psychiatry to the laity in such noted books as The Human Mind, Man Against Himself, and Love Against Hate. Now, in The Vital Balance (Viking; $10), Dr. Menninger not only spells out what he thinks is...

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