The Inadequate Adolescent Soldier

McGhie, John (1961) The Inadequate Adolescent Soldier. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The concept of the "Inadequate Personality" or "Inadequate Adolescent Soldier" is described. Methods of Selection Procedure are discussed in some detail and it is shown that even with an efficient Selection Service the Inadequate Personality, the border-line Psychoneurotic and the occasional near Psychotic, gains access into the Army. As such individuals have soon to be discharged from the Army, with a consequent loss in manpower, the concept of the Inadequate Personality as a clinical entity amenable to treatment is discussed as a possibility. The clinical assessment of the Inadequate Adolescent Soldier is fully described, and some case records are given. Attempts at treatment with Dehydroisoandrosterone are described and, as this did not prove successful, detailed routine Psychoendocrine investigations which were next attempted are given in some detail. Finally, reasons for lack of success in this sphere are discussed and some indication given as to the relative importance of personality, environment and motivation.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Military studies
Date of Award: 1961
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1961-79405
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 10:04
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 10:04

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