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March 1968

Management of Emotional Disorders in Pediatric Practice, With a Focus on Techniques of Interviewing.

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By J. L. Schulman, MD. Price, $9.50. Pp 307. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 35 E Wacker Dr, Chicago 60601, 1967.

Am J Dis Child. 1968;115(3):394-395. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100010396025

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As Dr. Schulman states in his preface, his book describes a scheme or theory of management of emotional disorders which pediatricians can either ascribe to or reject as a basis of approach in their practices. He thereby sets the stage for covering the gamut of problems a pediatrician might come upon in his practice. In addition, the author devotes a third of the book to annotated examples of interviewing, both good and bad, and finally includes several chapters on the psychological aspects of hospitalization, psychological evaluation of children, and evaluation of language function in children. There is also an annotated bibliography. Some of these latter chapters are written by, I presume, colleagues of Dr. Schulman but they are identified by name only.

The first five chapters of the book are very readable and sufficiently descriptive for the pediatrician to recognize the variation of problems he meets in practice. Dr. Schulman

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