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By Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM (auth.), Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM, John Marks MA MD MRCP FRCPath (eds.)

Psychiatry is a self-discipline that crosses many frontiers, concerning a be aware of­ ledge of the anatomy, body structure and biochemistry of the worried method, of normal drugs, of sociology, of psychology, of the legislation and of all these topics which include the behavioural sciences. in addition, within the box of psychiatry the explosion of information has ended in a rise in distinct­ ization in sub-disciplines. To all these drawn to psychiatry this variety factors actual difficulties. they might need to seek advice a wide selection of assets earlier than discovering the reply to what could be in truth a comparatively basic query. This encyclopaedia goals at offering ordinary solutions to the numerous questions which could come up. The editors desire to tension that this isn't meant to be a complicated treatise at the trivialities of the topic. there'll be entries with the contents of which a few specialists may well disagree; others that can appear to err at the part of simplicity or of puppy­ matism. For no matter what imperfections there's, the editors take complete accountability. They desire that no significant subject matters were passed over and that the assurance is satisfactorily complete as to supply the reader, no matter if he be at once interested by psychiatry or no longer, with an invaluable and sensible consultant to the subject.

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Such mixtures do not have any advantages over amphetamines alone and are best avoided for they are extensively abused. Amphetamines ar~ not effective therapeutic agents in depression, and although they have been used in the past in psychoneurotic and asthenic states their value is questionable, and their use is contraindicated because of the particularly high risk of dependence in this group of patients. Amphetamines were thought to be of benefit to some patients with aggressive psychopathic personality disorder.

G. (produced by feeding ammonium salts) leads to convulsions. Amino acids in the brain are also involved in building proteins, and failures in their metabolism are a prominent cause of mental defect. ) is produced by a genetic fault which leads to a defective production of the enzyme which converts phenylalanine to tyrosine. The phenylalanine is converted instead into the toxic compound phenylpyruvic acid. ) where the failure is in tryptophan metabolism and amino acid transport. The normal conversion of tryptophan to nicotinic acid is blocked and pellagra results.

The symbol (and the process of symbolization) so clearly seen in the psychotic individual was of central importance to both men - to lung symbols were basically of two types, derived from the personal as well as the collective unconscious, whereas for Freud symbols were products of the personal unconscious. The collective unconscious, which lung later called the objective psyche, was an accumulation of the past experiences, racial and historical, of human kind, and had a universal quality. In other words, the collective unconscious consisted of archetypical modes of thought and action compressed, as it were, for convenience in the form of symbols.

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