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(p. 323) Sleep Refusal in Children 

(p. 323) Sleep Refusal in Children
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(p. 323) Sleep Refusal in Children
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271404.003.0057
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date: 21 October 2019

In a publication for a medical journal, Winnicott discusses sleep disturbances in children, in particular the child who keeps awake for unconscious reasons and who develops this pattern in relation to his family and its emotional dynamics. The aspects of the child’s psyche that give rise to sleep disturbances are elaborated.

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