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Swedish and American Psychiatry: A Comparative View
JORDAN H. LACHMAN
Am J Psychiatry 1970;126:1777-1781.
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Department of psychiatry, Frösö-Östersund Hospital, 83000 Östersund, Sweden

1970, American Psychiatric Association

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A service of the government, Swedish psychiatry is more a part of traditional somatic medicine than in America, and the psychiatrist's role is more that of a symptom remover than a problem solver. Having missed the era of individual, dynamic psychotherapy. Sweden is working out its mental health problems in a social and community perspective.

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