Management of Anxiety for the General Practitioner.

Ralph L. Gorrell, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(3):487-489. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280090173056.
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It seems that all are anxious, the patient and the physician who attempts to care for him. None of the authors of the book under review seems to think that the physician is a god-like creature sprung, like Minerva, direct from the head of Zeus the All-Powerful. The book reviewer is overcome with anxiety; he tenses his mental muscles to be at his best to present to you, the hapless reader (you are still there, aren't you?), the distillation of the best that is in the book. Words do not flow freely because of that anxiety, just as the golf ball never goes how and where you want it when the score really counts.

The opening chapter, which introduces the general physician to the subject of anxiety, is studded with quotable quotes, and I quote, "Anxiety is a complex, unpleasant, emotional response within all of us to anything that threatens


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