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January 1923


Arch NeurPsych. 1923;9(1):133-134. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190190138012

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As noted in the preface, this book commends itself especially to teachers of defectives and "special help" classes. It is written in popular style, explains the technical terms used and covers the subject matter in a satisfactory way. It should prove especially useful as a text for child-study clubs. The range of topics is indicated by the following chapter headings: Borderland of Mental Health; the Feebleminded; Nervousness; Hysteria; Epilepsy; Chorea; the Psychopaths; Disturbances during Puberty; Suicide; Treatment and Prophylaxis.

The problem of abnormal behavior in children raises so many issues, none definitely settled, that each page is a challenge to the critical-minded. Deviations from normal behavior can be roughly ascertained only providing a standard of behavior for the different ages has been established. The author stresses this point when he speaks about the gradations between normal and abnormal and defines the healthy child as one corresponding in his behavior to

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