Autistic States in Children

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Routledge, Nov 26, 2013 - Psychology - 272 pages
Frances Tustin's classic text Autistic States in Children (1981) put forward convincing clinical evidence that some forms of childhood autism are psychogenic and respond to methods of treatment very different from the behavioural techniques often adopted without success. Her pioneering work with such children has gained ground since the book was first published and she herself has revised her understanding of the aetiology of psychogenic autism. This revised edition of the book incorporates her new thinking based on recent infant observational studies and her own clinical experience.
 

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Contents

Part I Childhood psychosis
23
Part II Psychodynamics and treatment of autistic states
85
Part III Clinical studies
177
Concluding remarks
238
Afterword
241
References
243
Name index
250
Subject index
252

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