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

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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By (author) Bruce Duncan Perry, By (author) Maia Szalavita, Narrator Danny Campbell

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  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 173mm x 25mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook
  • ISBN 10: 1452634831
  • ISBN 13: 9781452634838
  • Edition: 1, Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Library - CD ed.
  • Sales rank: 953,388

Product description

What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind--and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses to their own parents' murders, children raised in closets and cages, the Branch Davidian children, and victims of family violence. In "The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog," he tells their stories of trauma and transformation. Dr. Perry clearly explains what happens to the brain when children are exposed to extreme stress. He reveals his innovative methods for helping to ease their pain, allowing them to become healthy adults. This deeply informed and moving book 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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Author information

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., is a senior fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy and has served as a consultant to the FBI. Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning journalist who specializes in science and health and the author of "Help at Any Cost." Actor Danny Campbell has appeared in CBS's "The Guardian," the recent films "A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel" and "Greater Than Gravity," and over twenty-five commercials. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, his narrative work includes the part of David Foster Wallace in Mike Lipsky's "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself."

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"Readable, informative about the workings of language, memory, trust, and choice, and ultimately optimistic---while critical of a society that exudes violence and ignores prevention---this book demands and deserves attention from parents, educators, policymakers, courts, and therapists. Highly recommended." ---Library Journal Starred Review