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(p. 239) Arthritis Associated with Emotional Disturbance 

(p. 239) Arthritis Associated with Emotional Disturbance
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(p. 239) Arthritis Associated with Emotional Disturbance
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0052
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date: 24 April 2018

Chapter 10 of Clinical Notes on Disorders of Childhood. In this chapter, Winnicott reminds the clinician to hold in mind the possibility of a form of joint swelling similar to that of true rheumatism, which is a complication of emotional upset. He gives cases, stating that while children are nervous because they are rheumatic, the physician should not rule out that they may also be rheumatic because they are nervous.

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