Historical Overview: Fore and Aft

  • John E. Mack


When one considers the dimensions of the problem of impulsive individuals, it is remarkable how late in our history the mental health professions began to give serious attention to their study. I would like to consider some of the reasons why we have been so tardy in focusing our efforts in this area.


Impulsive Behavior Historical Overview Impulsive Individual Moral Insanity Impulse Disorder 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Mack
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical School at The Cambridge HospitalCambridgeUSA

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