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(p. 313) Ocular Psychoneuroses of Childhood 

(p. 313) Ocular Psychoneuroses of Childhood
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(p. 313) Ocular Psychoneuroses of Childhood
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271343.003.0050
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date: 21 April 2018

In this paper, Winnicott states that whereas the majority of children coming to the eye doctor are able to accept the reassurance that their eyes are either well or that they simply need glasses, a proportion of children are unable to accept reassurance and will feel that something is being hidden from them. In these cases, specialised management is required.

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