WHAT ARE THE MENTAL SYMPTOMS?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

We had agreed beforehand that for a first
survey we might separate the mental from the bodily symptoms and group the
mental ones with reference to the predominance of ideational, emotional, and
volitional factors. We abstain from everything which is exceptional or even
unusual, and confine ourselves to the routine observations with which the
psychotherapist comes in contact every day and the simplest country physician
surely every week.

Thus I turn from systematic objectivity to
my unsystematic reminiscences of many years. Of course, they abound with
eccentric abnormities and startling phenomena. As I have devoted myself to
psychotherapeutics, always and only from scientific interest, as a part of my
laboratory studies and therefore have refused to spend any time on cases which
offered no special psychological interest to me, the striking and sensational
cases have prevailed in my practice even to an unusual degree. Yet they are
unessential for our…

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