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This is the first book the reviewer has seen which attempts to present a comprehensive survey of the psychiatric disorders of children. It is divided into six sections. In the first section the author presents a classification of the types of children he has observed and describes each type. He believes that the etiologic factor in some cases is a constitutional predisposition, in others an endocrine dysfunction and in others an emotional intrapsychic conflict or poor upbringing. He classifies these types as: (1) nervous children; (2) restless children; (3) children with cyclothymic reactions; (4) emotionally retarded children (the perpetual babies); (5) psychasthenic and neurasthenic children; (6) children who are pathologic liars; (7) hysterical children; (8) schizoid children; (9) paranoid children; (10) children with an epileptic personality.
In the second part Robin discusses the behavior manifestations of epilepsy and epidemic encephalitis. In the third part he describes the child with intellectual
Précis de neuro-psychiatrie infantile. Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(1):186–187. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270190194017
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