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The Dynamic Formulation--A Critique of a Psychiatric Ritual

The Dynamic Formulation--A Critique of a Psychiatric Ritual STEPHEN R. GOLDSMITH M.D. 1 , and ARNOLD J. MANDELL M.D. 2 1 Resident in psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 2 Associate professor of psychiatry, University of California at Irvine The authors, studying predictions of psychological state formed solely from dynamic formulations, found no correlation between correct predictions and length of professional psychiatric experience. They question the misuse of deductive reasoning and selection of statements in the formulations used in formal psychiatric examinations and suggest that the dynamic formulation may not be a useful predictor of diagnostic entities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Psychiatry American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

The Dynamic Formulation--A Critique of a Psychiatric Ritual

The Dynamic Formulation--A Critique of a Psychiatric Ritual

American Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 125 (12): 1738 – Jun 1, 1969

Abstract

STEPHEN R. GOLDSMITH M.D. 1 , and ARNOLD J. MANDELL M.D. 2 1 Resident in psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 2 Associate professor of psychiatry, University of California at Irvine The authors, studying predictions of psychological state formed solely from dynamic formulations, found no correlation between correct predictions and length of professional psychiatric experience. They question the misuse of deductive reasoning and selection of statements in the formulations used in formal psychiatric examinations and suggest that the dynamic formulation may not be a useful predictor of diagnostic entities.

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Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)
Copyright
Copyright © 1969 American Psychiatric Association. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0002-953X
DOI
10.1176/appi.ajp.125.12.1738
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Abstract

STEPHEN R. GOLDSMITH M.D. 1 , and ARNOLD J. MANDELL M.D. 2 1 Resident in psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 2 Associate professor of psychiatry, University of California at Irvine The authors, studying predictions of psychological state formed solely from dynamic formulations, found no correlation between correct predictions and length of professional psychiatric experience. They question the misuse of deductive reasoning and selection of statements in the formulations used in formal psychiatric examinations and suggest that the dynamic formulation may not be a useful predictor of diagnostic entities.

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American Journal of PsychiatryAmerican Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Published: Jun 1, 1969

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