As the Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry continues in its early growth phase, having accomplished a successful synthesis to become a national publication, we note its own apparent power of accommodation equal to the strain of fusing and adjusting internal and external changes.
Psychiatric residency in itself demands such accommodation. A group of finishing second year residents were taking stock of the fir st half of this process: They noted the difficulty in reconciling their initial conceptions and intentions with the subsequent realization of the limits to knowledge or intervention; they called this disillusionment. Others spoke of a converse strengthening as better insight into the range of their abilities made them observe more clearly, act with more leverage. This is also disillusionment in the more positive sense.
Sullivan, MD, Gregory B.
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol5/iss2/2