The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
And Other Stories from a Child Psychologist’s Notebook – What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry details how early-life stress and violence affects the developing brain. His discoveries contradict the precept that children are emotionally resilient and will outgrow insults to their psyches. On the contrary, he says, abuse can chemically alter early brain development, resulting later in the inability to make appropriate behavioral decisions. Perry makes a powerful case for early intervention for disruptive children to prevent adult sociopathy.
Author: Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz
Year of Publishing: 2017
Number of Pages: 450
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