Psychiatry pp 365-368 | Cite as

Compulsion : Its Role in Regulating Healthy Human Relationships

  • L. Courth-van der Plaats


Preparing this paper I got a distress-warrant from the tax-collector’s office. A printed letter in archaic Dutch, of which the compulsive tone could not be misunderstood. The office is nearly nextdoor to our facility, so I only had to tell our neighbours they had made a mistake. As their computer declared I was right, I could go on elaborating “compulsion”.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Courth-van der Plaats
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  1. 1.Dr. Henri van der Hoeven KliniekUtrechtNetherlands

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