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The Chicken or the Egg?
Like all neurotic processes and like all processes of organic illness, alcoholism consists of a long reverberating chain of progressive disturbances involving social, economic, and financial disruptions. By removing the alcohol itself, we can break a logjam and make a hitherto untreatable neurosis accessible to treatment, said Lawrence S. Kubie, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a well-known psychoanalyst. Each step in what Dr. Kubie calls a "reverberating chain reaction" produces new distortions with new symptoms and...
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