The mental hygiene movement and the problem of preventive mental health

  • Kenneth Soddy
Part of the Psychiatrie der Gegenwart book series (2042, volume 3)

Abstract

As knowledge of mental illness has accumulated, the question of preventive mental hygiene has become increasingly important. This conclusion can be drawn from the history of medicine which has shewn that in the last 100 years the greatest advances in improving the health of people have come from the application of preventive measures rather than from the treatment of disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Soddy
    • 1
  1. 1.World Federation of Mental HealthLondon/GBEngland

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