February 1957

Case Studies in Childhood Emotional Disabilities. Volume II.

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Edited by George E. Gardner. Price, $5. Pp. 368. American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1790 Broadway, New York 19, 1956.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;93(2):214. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.02060040216014

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This book comprises a collection of case studies presented and discussed at "Workshops" of the American Orthopsychiatric Association. It is basically designed to serve as teaching material for the three disciplines involved in the care of emotionally disturbed children: child psychiatry, clinical psychology, and psychiatric social work.

Of the total of 15 papers 4 deal with the age period from 5 to 6 years, a period of development which—as known to any pediatrician—is filled with emotional problems as the child, on one hand, struggles with his desire to free himself emotionally from the tie to his parents and, on the other hand, has to live with his parents who may wish to hold on to the "baby" and at the same time may want to rid him of his babyishness. Two of these cases are concerned with encopresis. Three papers are devoted to adolescent problems (mostly

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