The Relationship of the Referring Physician to the Psychiatrist.


The relationship of the referring physician to the psychiatrist is believed to be of a different order than that of most physicians to one another. Certain facts are postulated as playing a role in this somewhat difficult relationship and examples from actual practice are offered as evidence. Among possible points of discord are mentioned: The length and cost of psychotherapy and relative youth of the specialty, the referring physician's hostile feelings toward it, and the unhelpful attitude of certain psychiatrists.

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@article{Jackson1952TheRO, title={The Relationship of the Referring Physician to the Psychiatrist.}, author={Danny Jackson}, journal={California medicine}, year={1952}, volume={76 6}, pages={391-4} }