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

Bruce Duncan Perry, 1955-

Book - 2017

Includes material on "genocide survivors, witnesses to their own parents' murders, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence ... explains what happens to the brain when a child is exposed to extreme stress, and the author reveals how today's innovative treatments are helping ease children's pain, allowing them to become healthy adults.

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Published
New York : Basic Books 2017.
Edition
Revised and updated edition. Second trade paperback edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes material on "genocide survivors, witnesses to their own parents' murders, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence ... explains what happens to the brain when a child is exposed to extreme stress, and he reveals how today's innovative treatments are helping ease children's pain, allowing to become healthy adults.
Physical Description
xxix, 417 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780465094455
0465094457
Main Author
Bruce Duncan Perry, 1955- (author)
Other Authors
Maia Szalavitz (author)
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  • Skin hunger
  • The coldest heart
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  • The raven
  • "Mom is lying. Mom is hurting me. Please call the police"
  • The kindness of children
  • Healing communities
  • A picture, not a label.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Through real-life examples, a noted child psychiatrist and neuroscientist examines the impact of trauma on children's brains, and reveals the innovative therapeutic techniques used to treat trauma-related psychiatric problems in children.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In this classic work of developmental psychology, renowned psychiatrist and the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller What Happened to You? reveals how trauma affects children—and outlines the path to recovery."Fascinating and upbeat.... Dr. Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist." –Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving OpheliaHow does trauma affect a child's mind—and how can that mind recover?Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce D. Perry has helped children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, murder witnesses, kidnapped teenagers, and victims of family violence. In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry tells their stories of trauma and transformation and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation, Perry explains what happens to children’s brain when they are exposed to extreme stress—and reveals the unexpected measures that can be taken to ease such pain and help them grow into healthy adults. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.