Damage to the Developing Brain and Subtle Psychiatric Consequences: Implications of the Case of Milton: Discussion of Dr. Christ’s Paper

  • Mark Press
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 5)


Dr. Christ has focused our attention on a problem of central importance, not only in the treatment of childhood malignancies, but in the broader field of psychiatry and human behavior. American psychiatry and psychology have tended to neglect the role of the neural substrate in behavior and affect. The case of Milton is a beautiful illustration of the role that insult to the central nervous system (CNS) may play, both directly and indirectly, in influencing psychological function, and of how even well-trained clinicians may ignore it as a result of their theoretical preconceptions.


Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Pediatric Oncology Childhood Malignancy Central Nervous System Leukemia American Psychiatry 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

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  • Mark Press
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  1. 1.Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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