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(p. 255) A Note on Normality and Anxiety 

(p. 255) A Note on Normality and Anxiety
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(p. 255) A Note on Normality and Anxiety
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0054
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date: 24 April 2018

Chapter 12 of Clinical Notes on Disorders of Childhood. In this chapter, Winnicott notes that normal development often leads to periods of ill health, and abnormal levels of emotional conflict can exaggerate physical disturbances. Giving cases, Winnicott shows the spectrum of the manifestations of anxiety in children, including physical symptoms and physical changes, focusing on the eyes, nose and throat. He also touches on the physical causes of nervousness and the phenomenon of anxiety masking a physical disease.

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