Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry (1965)
by William Glasser, M.D.

Pub. Date: MARCH 1965
Format: Paperback
Pages: 166
Price: $18.00

"Do these widely different behaviors indicate different psychiatric problems requiring a variety of explanations, or are they manifestations of one underlying difficulty? We believe that, regardless of how he expresses his problem, everyone who needs psychiatric treatment suffers from one basic inadequacy: he is unable to fulfill his essential needs.

The severity of the symptom reflects the degree to which the individual is unable to fulfill his needs. No one can explain exactly why one person expresses his problem with a stomach ulcer while another fears to enter an elevator; but whatever the symptom, it disappears when the person's needs are successfully fulfilled."
- William Glasser, M.D.