Special report–Children: What happened to the psychoses?
Infantile psychoses: Reflections around the new psychiatric nomenclature
What evaluation tools for psychic care?
History of social work
Research and social intervention
A major clinical reference for generations of caregivers, today infantile psychoses seem inexorably fated to disappear from the nosography of child psychiatry under the devastating effects of the DSM. Can it really be said that the proliferation of emollient diagnoses such as “pervasive developmental disorder,” or vague diagnoses of “atypical autisms” has brought about a new understanding of the psychic phenomena suffered? Is the model that looks to early interhuman and interpsychic relations always pertinent in understanding these morbid phenomena?
Can the psychotic signs exhibited by children who come to child psychiatric services simply be conjured away with an ideological or defensive stroke of the pen, by altering the terminology? The changing status of infantile psychoses calls into question the entire conceptual edifice of child psychopathology, and its clinical and theoretical shortcomings, in regard to contemporary nosography, particularly “psychotic disharmony” and autism.
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