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Child Psychiatry in the Soviet Union

Preliminary Observations

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ISBN 9780674423251

Publication Date: 01/01/1972

293 pages


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  • Foreword by Mark G. Field
  • Preface
  • I. Historical and Social Perspectives
    • The Historical Perspective
    • Prerevolutionary Influences
    • The Early Postrevolutionary Period
    • The Thirties: Decade of Terrorism
    • Post–World War II and the Contemporary Scene
    • Some Trends and Paradoxes
    • The Social Perspective
    • The Soviet Child and His Environment
    • Child Psychiatry and Soviet Culture
    • Implications for Mental Health and Illness
  • II. The Organization of Psychiatric Services
    • General Structure of Children’s Psychiatric Services
    • The Psychoneurologist in Ambulatory Practice
    • Psychiatric Hospitals
    • Special Services
    • Some Aspects of Prevention
  • III. Diagnosis
    • Classification
    • The Concept of Residual Organic Brain Damage
    • The Concept of Rheumatic Involvement of the Central Nervous System
    • Schizophrenia
    • Other Psychoses
    • Neurotic Reactions
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • Age Peculiarities and Transitional Growth Periods
    • Personality Disorders
    • The Contribution of Psychology
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • IV. General Treatment Methods
    • Medication
    • Physical Therapy Regime
    • Role of the Educator
    • A Special Therapeutic Program for Speech Disorders
    • Work Therapy
    • Conclusions
  • V. Special Psychotherapy
    • Suggestive Psychotherapy
    • Rational Psychotherapy
    • Some Comparisons
  • VI. Training Psychiatric Personnel
    • Higher Medical Workers: Levels
    • Training Centers for Child Psychiatry
    • Cycle of Specialization: Psychoneurology
    • Ancillary Personnel
    • Some Implications for American Training
  • VII. Research
    • Some Studies of Childhood and Adolescent Schizophrenia
    • Some Studies of Childhood Epilepsy
    • Some Studies of “Borderline States”
    • Conclusions
  • VIII. Conclusions
    • Suggestions for Further Study
    • The Social Environment and Psychiatric Disorders
    • Psychiatry and Culture
  • Appendices
    • I. Institutions Visited
    • II. History of Child’s Development
    • III. Grouping of Psychiatric Disorders
    • IV. Case Studies
  • References
  • Index

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