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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

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ISBN10: 0465056539
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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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A world-renowned child psychiatrist takes us inside his pioneering work with trauma victims to offer a groundbreaking new perspective on how stress and violence affect childrens brains-and how they can be helped to heal

Synopsis:

Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

Synopsis:

Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate strategies for rehabilitation, a child psychiatrist explains what exactly happens to the brain when a child is exposed to extreme stress--and reveals the measures that can be taken to ease a child's pain and help him grow into a healthy adult.

About the Author

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a Houston-based non-profit organization which promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma. He has served as a consultant to the FBI and is the former Chief of Psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital, as well as former Vice-Chairman for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He lives in Houston, Texas and Alberta, Canada. Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning journalist who specializes in science and health. She is the author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids and Recovery Options: The Complete Guide with Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D. She lives in New York City.

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M Kassapa, February 24, 2011 (view all comments by M Kassapa)
When I try to tell my friends about this book, when I just tell them the title, they're already backing away from my words. Why would anyone want to read the horror stories of traumatized children? Don't we have enough news that turns our stomachs already? Well, now I tell my friends that I found a book that takes the traumatic headlines that deal with children and opens our hearts. This book is written by a very compassionate psychiatrist, and we get to watch his learning curve as he patiently deals with traumatized kids by looking at the stage of their cerebral development when they received the trauma and what kind of nurturing therapy would be appropriate to restore balance that these children have lost and give them a chance to recover and lead normal lives. One of the losses in our fast and competitive society is neglecting to give our children all the love and attention they need as our most vulnerable citizens rather than simply pushing into the fast lane before they're old enough to ask for their basic needs to be met. This book will forever inspire you to treat children with the love and respect they deserve.
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njcur, April 21, 2009 (view all comments by njcur)
How resilient are small children? This book will give you an insight. A good storyteller shares his experiences and research. If you liked A Child Called "It" you will really enjoy this and learn from it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780465056538
Author:
Perry, Bruce
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Szalavitz, Maia
Subject:
Case studies
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Psychopathology - General
Subject:
Pediatrics
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 8.5 oz

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A world-renowned child psychiatrist takes us inside his pioneering work with trauma victims to offer a groundbreaking new perspective on how stress and violence affect childrens brains-and how they can be helped to heal
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Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.
"Synopsis" by , Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate strategies for rehabilitation, a child psychiatrist explains what exactly happens to the brain when a child is exposed to extreme stress--and reveals the measures that can be taken to ease a child's pain and help him grow into a healthy adult.
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