Explorations in Child Psychiatry

  • E. James Anthony

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. James Anthony
      Pages 41-52
  3. Organically Based Research

  4. Developmental Research

  5. Psychosomatic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. E. James Anthony
      Pages 195-196
    3. Donald J. Cohen
      Pages 197-212
    4. Joseph Fischhoff
      Pages 213-225

About this book

Introduction

It is a great pleasure for me to write a foreword to thi~ fine work by many dif­ ferent collaborators under the aegis of my friend and one-time colleague in Geneva, Dr. E. James Anthony, because it represents a collective effort toward a goal that today seems very necessary yet difficult to attain. This goal is the synthesis of developmental psychology with all the other aspects of child psychology into a science of ontogenetic development from birth to maturity encompassing three points of view-the biological, the behavioral, and the internalization of the behavioral into mental life. This synthesis is indeed necessary since it is not possible to understand a disorder or a developmental arrest without having a sufficient knowledge of l the ensemble of elements that has brought it about. At each level of development, the personality of the subject attempts to integrate a multiplex system of factors in varying proportion, and without carefully and fully considering this interdigitating whole, it is not easy to disentangle the mechanisms involved in any particular functional disintegration.

Keywords

Exploration psychiatry psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • E. James Anthony
    • 1
  1. 1.William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child PsychiatryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-2127-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2129-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2127-9
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