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 Perry, By (author) Maia Szalavitz

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  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 22mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0465056539
  • ISBN 13: 9780465056538
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 428

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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.

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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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By Pat 24 Jun 2011 5

Great book. Tells the story in a very interesting way. Explains the medical science behind the issues in psychiatry without going into too much detail or boring the reader. An impressive book.