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Title: The psychoses in relation to the exercising of the reproductive function in women
Author: Somerville, G.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1926
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The essence of the biological life of woman is a series of sexual adjustments dependent upon the changes that occur in the actual seximl organs and the closely related endocrines. Coincident with this is her psychological relation to her human and material environment, which must, pari-passu, seek to harmonise with the corresponding physical adjustment. During the actual functioning of the sexual organs the adjustments, both physical and psychical, are dynamic in nature and far-reaching in effect. The actual mental attitude to pregnancy is a complex and individual one, with but one common factor, fear, in the background of the mind. Adjustments require the display or redistribution of energy, consequently in a brain below the average germinally, or, from disease, faulty, inadequate adjustments may arise. These reactions constitute the mental disorders which characterise the active period of the reproductive functioning.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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