Principles and Practice of Child Psychiatry

  • Stella Chess
  • Mahin Hassibi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction to Child Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 3-15
    3. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 16-44
    4. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 45-72
  3. Disordered Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 75-119
    3. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 120-147
    4. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 148-198
  4. Syndromes in Child Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 201-206
    3. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 207-212
    4. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 213-235
    5. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 236-239
    6. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 240-260
    7. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 261-281
    8. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 282-302
    9. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 303-311
    10. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 312-320
    11. Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi
      Pages 321-333

About this book

Introduction

Stella Chess's many admirers throughout the world have long looked forward to the day when she would produce her own textbook of child psychiatry. They will not be disappointed in this thoughtful and per­ ceptive account of the principles and practices of the subject, written in collaboration with Dr. Hassibi. It has all the hallmarks we have come to recognize as distinctive of the Chess approach to child psychiatry-gentle yet subtle and penetrating, always appreciative of the feelings and concerns of both the children and their parents, well informed and critically aware of research findings but far from over­ awed by the contributions of science, and above all immensely practi­ cal. Anyone who wants to know how one of the world's outstanding clinicians appraises what child psychiatry has to offer could do no bet­ ter than to read this book. Child psychiatry differs from general psychiatry in being con­ cerned with a developing organism, and it is entirely appropriate that the book begins with an account of child development and of the prin­ cipal theories put forward to explain it. Chess and Hassibi recognize the importance of theory in organizing ideas and in suggesting expla­ nations, but they remain skeptical of how far existing theories do in fact account for the outstanding issues in development. They note the limitations of all theories in explaining how development takes place and why individual differences occur in the way they do.

Keywords

Syndrom attention feeling intervention psychiatry

Authors and affiliations

  • Stella Chess
    • 1
  • Mahin Hassibi
    • 1
  1. 1.New York University Medical SchoolNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2198-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2200-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2198-7
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