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July 1939

Précis de neuro-psychiatrie infantile.

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(1):186-187. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270190194017

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Abstract

This is the first book the reviewer has seen which attempts to present a comprehensive survey of the psychiatric disorders of children. It is divided into six sections. In the first section the author presents a classification of the types of children he has observed and describes each type. He believes that the etiologic factor in some cases is a constitutional predisposition, in others an endocrine dysfunction and in others an emotional intrapsychic conflict or poor upbringing. He classifies these types as: (1) nervous children; (2) restless children; (3) children with cyclothymic reactions; (4) emotionally retarded children (the perpetual babies); (5) psychasthenic and neurasthenic children; (6) children who are pathologic liars; (7) hysterical children; (8) schizoid children; (9) paranoid children; (10) children with an epileptic personality.

In the second part Robin discusses the behavior manifestations of epilepsy and epidemic encephalitis. In the third part he describes the child with intellectual

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