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This monograph, published by the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, is (as the authors state in the preface) an attempt to present a general outline of the methods approved by qualified workers for the examination of children who present psychiatric problems. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 deals with the methods employed in the study of the patient—physically, biochemically, psychologically and psychiatrically—and the environment to which he is and has reacted. Part 2 describes clinical types of problem children. The authors have classified these into five types: (1) with physical etiologic factors, (2) with mental deficiency, (3) with other variations in intelligence, (4) with other mental and environmental causes and (5) behavior disorders. Part 3 is devoted to the question of treatment.
The book is intended as an outline of examination methods and as such it should be of value to physicians, psychologists, social workers and
The Psychiatric Study of Problem Children. Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(5):1173. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230050249020
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