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(p. 161) The Aetiology of Infantile Schizophrenia in Terms of Adaptive Failure 

(p. 161) The Aetiology of Infantile Schizophrenia in Terms of Adaptive Failure
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(p. 161) The Aetiology of Infantile Schizophrenia in Terms of Adaptive Failure
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271404.003.0025
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date: 21 October 2019

In this paper given at a conference on the aetiology of infantile schizophrenia, which he could not attend, Winnicott puts forward the notion that there must be room for discussion of approaches to this subject other than those that propound the organic causes of infantile schizophrenia. His puts forward for consideration his own views on the importance of disturbances in the interplay of individual and environmental factors in the earliest stages of development of the individual.

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