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Some Observations on the Psychological Aspects of Cardiazol Therapy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 February 2018

Rankine Good*
Affiliation:
Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital

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In a recent paper (1, 2) Abse elaborates at some length the psychological aspect of cardiazol therapy, and suggests, among other things, that “asa result of repeated danger-situations and perceptual stimulation repression and organization (synthesis) follow as a psycho-biological necessity. The convulsion gives rise to objective anxiety and repression results, so that the ego, whose function it is, may deal with the situation. There may be factors (e.g. quantitative) which make this desirable conclusion impossible to establish… . The physician can exploit his relationship to the patient to the latter's benefit… . and he (the physician) can increase his knowledge of the operative conditions in the patient's life by observation of the pre- and post-convulsive episodes.”

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1940 

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