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July 14, 1956

Psychopathology of Children with Organic Brain Disorders

JAMA. 1956;161(11):1113. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970110079025

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This monograph is the fourth in the Bellevue Studies of Child Psychiatry. The influence of Dr. Paul Schilder is dominant throughout; other contributors include A. A. Fabian, A. A. Silver, and H. Caplan. Several chapters of the monograph have been published previously in psychiatric journals. This material in the monograph is not, however, a simple reprint of published articles but is enriched by the addition of follow-up reports and supplementary cases. The first chapter considers motor development and the emotional problems closely connected with normal motor development. The authors state that lesions of specialized apparatus in the brain that are concerned with specific phases of motility lead to specific psychological attitudes that are related to characteristic psychological problems. The second and third chapters consider the specific psychological disturbances that accompany damage to the cerebellum and other portions of the brain. The fourth chapter deals with the personality problems of the

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