The boy who was raised as a dog: and other stories from a child psychiatrist's notebook : what traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing

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Publisher:
Basic Books, of Hachette Book Group,
Pub. Date:
2017.
Edition:
Revised and updated edition/Second trade paperback edition.
Language:
English
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What happens when a young brain is traumatized? How does terror, abuse, or disaster affect a child's mind--and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has helped children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, murder witnesses, kidnapped teenagers, and victims of family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog , he tells their stories of trauma and transformation through the lens of science, revealing the brain's astonishing capacity for healing. Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation, Perry explains what exactly happens to the brain when a child is exposed to extreme stress-and reveals the unexpected measures that can be taken to ease a child's pain and help him grow into a healthy adult. Through the stories of children who recover-physically, mentally, and emotionally-from the most devastating circumstances, Perry shows how simple things like surroundings, affection, language, and touch can deeply impact the developing brain, for better or for worse. In this deeply informed and moving book, Bruce Perry dramatically demonstrates that only when we understand the science of the mind can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.
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subject_facetCase studies
Child Psychiatry
Child psychiatry -- Popular works
Psychic trauma in children -- Case studies
Psychology
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- therapy
title_displayThe boy who was raised as a dog : and other stories from a child psychiatrist's notebook : what traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing
title_fullThe boy who was raised as a dog : and other stories from a child psychiatrist's notebook : what traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing / Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, and Maia Szalavitz
title_shortThe boy who was raised as a dog
title_suband other stories from a child psychiatrist's notebook : what traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing
topic_facetChild Psychiatry
Child psychiatry
Psychic trauma in children
Psychology
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
therapy