Psychotherapy is the practice of treating the sick by influencing the mental life. It stands at the side of physicotherapy, which attempts to cure the sick by influencing the body, perhaps with drugs and medicines, or with electricity or baths or diet. Psychotherapy is sharply to be separated from psychiatry, the treatment of mental diseases. Of ...Read MorePsychotherapy is the practice of treating the sick by influencing the mental life. It stands at the side of physicotherapy, which attempts to cure the sick by influencing the body, perhaps with drugs and medicines, or with electricity or baths or diet. Psychotherapy is sharply to be separated from psychiatry, the treatment of mental diseases. Of course to a certain degree, mental illness too, is open to mental treatment; but certainly many diseases of the mind lie entirely beyond the reach of psychotherapy, and on the other hand psychotherapy may be applied also to diseases which are not mental at all. That which binds all psychotherapeutic efforts together into unity is the method of treatment. The psychotherapist must always somehow set levers of the mind in motion and work through them towards the removal of the sufferer's ailment; but the disturbances to be treated may show the greatest possible variety and may belong to mind or body. Treatment of diseases by influence on the mind is as old as human history, but it has attained at various times very different degrees of importance. There is no lack of evidence that we have entered into a period in which an especial emphasis will be laid on the too long neglected psychical factor.Read Less
Good. SCARCE 1909 HARDCOVER BOOK. SOME PENCILED SCHOLARL NOTATIONS IN MARGINS OF TEXT; OWNER'S EARLY NAME ON FFEP. SOME WEAR & FRAYING TO COVER, WITH A SMALL TEAR ACROSS FRONT COVER & SOMEWHAT COCKED HEAD OF SPINE.
Very Good. NY: Moffat, 1909. 3rd printing. [First published the same year. ] [xii]+401+pp. Embossed panelled red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Light cover scratching and shelfwear, VG. Weight: 1 pound 15.0 ounces = 883 grams. Size: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches = 21 x 13.7 x 4cm. Inquire if you need further information. Gach.
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