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Kaspar Hauser Syndrome of Psychosocial Dwarfism Deficient Statural, Intellectual and Social Growth Induced by Child Abuse

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ISBN-10: 087975754X

ISBN-13: 9780879757540

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Money

List price: $45.99
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Hauser was a physically stunted adult with the mind of a child, who was abandoned at the city gate of Nuremburg in 1828, after seventeen years of neglect and isolation in a dungeon. The notoriety of his case gave the impetus to many learned arguments regarding the significance of nature versus nurture. Money summarises the various incorrect theories that have been advanced since Hauser's time by paediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists. He underscores recent studies showing that deprivation drastically impairs the normal functioning of growth hormones, thus causing physical dwarfism, mental retardation, and defective social development. He shows how children from abusive…    
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 290
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.30" long x 0.97" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Kaspar Hauser Syndrome, 1800-1967
Untamed Nature Versus Social Deprivation
Maternal Deprivation
Retardation of Intellectual Growth
Hormones and Statural Growth
Kaspar Hauser Syndrome, 1968-1991
Deprivation, Abuse, and Neglect
Nutritional Deprivation
Sleep Deprivation
Grooming Deprivation
Pain Agnosia
Addiction to Abuse
Affiliative Bonding
Diagnosis and Nomenclature
Delayed Onset of Puberty
Social Age and Psychopathology
IQ and Intellectual Catchup Growth
Parental Collusion
Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy
The Paleodigms of Sacrifice
Kaspar Hauser in Literature
Chronicle and Controversy: Kaspar Hauser and Human Nature
Poetry: The Romanticized Hauser
Drama: Kaspar, The Prisoner of Language
The Novel: Kaspar Hauser, Symbol of Isolation and Deprivation in The Big City
Name Index
Subject Index