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(p. 149) Pathological Sleeping 

(p. 149) Pathological Sleeping
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(p. 149) Pathological Sleeping
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0035
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date: 23 January 2018

In this paper, Winnicott describes the case of a nine-year-old girl Brought to Queen’s Hospital for Children on account of falling asleep in the daytime. This had been a symptom since soon after tonsillectomy at the age of seven years. At the same time, she became very nervous at night-time and began to have nocturnal enuresis. When awake, she was lively, ate well, enjoyed playing games with her friends; at night, she would lie awake and knock until her mother came.

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