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July 1950

Lehrbuch der allgemeinen Kinderpsychiatrie: Einschliesslich der allgemeinen Psychiatrie der Pubertät und Adoleszenz.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(1):178. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020185015

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This book has the following chapter headings:

  • I. Introduction to child psychiatry.

  • II. Review of the psychologic approach in relation to the child, including general introduction to psychology.

  • III. Development, including physical development, general psychologic development and psychosexual development in childhood and puberty.

  • IV. Methods of examination.

  • V. General psychopathology.

  • VI. Etiology in relation to constitution and age group.

  • VII. Forms of general psychopathology in relation to instincts, drives, emotions, intelligence, will, character and temperament: psychopathologic types of childhood and adolescence; criminal types; general discussion on speech disturbances and complexes.

  • VIII. Clinical pictures of psychic disturbances in relation to infectious diseases, endocrine disturbances, avitaminoses, psychosomatic diseases, psychopathic disturbances, neuroses and psychoses.

  • IX. Diagnosis and prognosis.

  • X. Treatment: physical therapy, individual psychotherapy and group therapy.

  • XI. Social function of child psychiatry.

  • XII. Mental hygiene in child psychiatry.

  • XIII. Conclusion.

  • XIV. Twenty-seven case histories from child psychiatric practice.

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