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Autistic States in Children - Frances Tustin

Autistic States in Children

Paperback Published: 27th August 1992
ISBN: 9780415081290
Number Of Pages: 272

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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.

List of figures and tables
Preface to the revised edition
Observational studies of autistic children: the sort of children this book is aboutp. 3
A revised understanding of the etiology of psychogenic autism: general implicationsp. 9
Childhood psychosis
Theoretical aspects of psychogenic childhood psychosisp. 25
Auto-sensuous aspects of psychogenic childhood psychosisp. 40
Autogenerated encapsulationp. 46
Confusional entanglementp. 61
Auto-sensuousness as a basis for classification of psychogenic childhood psychosisp. 75
Psychodynamics and treatment of autistic states
The pathological operation of auto-sensuousnessp. 87
Psychological birth and psychological catastrophep. 96
Autistic objectsp. 111
Confusional objectsp. 127
The asymbolic nature of auto-sensuous statesp. 135
Awareness in autistic statesp. 145
Psychotherapy with autistic states in childrenp. 156
Transference phenomena in autistic statesp. 168
Clinical studies
Samp. 179
'Thinkings'p. 198
The struggles of an autistic child to develop a mind of his ownp. 210
Autistic elements in neurotic disorders of childhoodp. 225
Concluding remarksp. 238
Afterwordp. 241
Referencesp. 243
Name indexp. 250
Subject indexp. 252
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ISBN: 9780415081290
ISBN-10: 0415081297
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 27th August 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.67  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition