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December 1965

Introduction to Developmental Psychiatry.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;13(6):573-574. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01730060091012

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Demonstrating clearly their experience in communicating with many disciplines the authors address themselves to problems which interest anyone whose work brings them into contact with children. It would be difficult to say that this book is best suited for use by any one group of students. Rather, we could safely predict that problems of interest to physician, parent, teacher, or group worker alike are raised. The issues that the authors consider are drawn from the experiences of everyday life and they shun any temptation to introduce the exotic or bizarre either in the pathology that is described or the explanations which are proffered.

A refreshing quality that is consistent throughout the work is the writers' dedication to straightforward simple writing. Jargon is avoided and wherever technical terms are called for, they are defined implicitly or explicitly. This is done however, without the tendency to water down

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