A study of behavioral reactions to social, physical and emotional stress as seen in patients receiving psychotherapeutic care. Introduces nursing interventions in dysfunctional behavior in secondary care settings. Further development of the nurse- patient relationship, techniques and therapeutic communication skills are emphasized. Overview of the modes of therapy (including psychopharmacology) and intervention in recurring maturational and situational crises. Pathophysiology and diet therapy are integrated. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of health care settings.