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(p. 437) The Foundation of Mental Health 

(p. 437) The Foundation of Mental Health
(p. 437) The Foundation of Mental Health

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 18 September 2020

In this essay, Winnicott discusses the World Health Organisation’s Expert Committee on Mental Health and its focus on infancy and childhood as the foundation of adult mental health. The essay discusses the maternity services, the management of the infant and the pre-school child, the dependence of the pre-school child on the mother, school health in its wider aspects, and the emotional problems arising from physical handicap and from the isolation of children suffering from infectious diseases such as leprosy and tuberculosis.

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