Causes of relapse

The preceding section called attention to the kinds of errors we should look for as being the main causes of relapse, based on what we have observed in our patients.

We are not referring to relapses which occur in patients who are not completely cured, since these are not real relapses, but only to those which occur in patients who have re-established normal control. The disappearance of symptoms may be temporary, and cannot be considered as absolute proof of recovery. We can see how, in cases of intermittent psychasthenia, the brain remains overexcited to a degree, despite the appearance of health.

Patients may suffer a relapse for two main reasons:

1. The mechanism of concentration is not well established.

2. Psychological causes.

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