Historical Overview: Fore and Aft
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.
KeywordsImpulsive Behavior Historical Overview Impulsive Individual Moral Insanity Impulse Disorder
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