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Nature volume 135, page 166 (02 February 1935) | Download Citation



THE question of the nervous breakdown is always with us, and few people realise the amount of time and money lost to the nation each year by people who have personal problems to solve and difficulties to meet that are too much for them. How many people lose heart in the struggle in unhappy homes with individuals they have learnt to hate and end it all in the river or what is nowadays much more comfortable—the gas stove. It is so easy, such a relief from torment. Fifteen people commit suicide in England every day. How many try but do not succeed and how many consider it, and say they have not the pluck to do it? To all these struggling individuals this book is addressed, and there is no doubt that it will be a great help, but how many are likely to read it? Few, we fear.

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