Family Care With Adolescents Diagnosed Schizophrenic: A Study of Twenty Adolescents Placed in Family Care by Kings Park State Hospital, Between 1944 and 1951
Background of the Study. The delicate balance of a complicated precision instrument is frequently disrupted by even the slightest variations in humidity or temperature , by the change in air pressure and by such subtly disturbing conditions as the presence of a magnetic force. In much the same way, the incredibly complex, finely adjusted mechanism the human mind, can under certain circumstances be thrown out of focus by the impingment of pernicious environmental factors. These factors may be present at birth or in early infancy, they may accumulate over a considerable portion of the life span, or they may suddenly develop at any given period. Often they are clear-cut and obvious to the trained observer. Other times they are obscured by a tangled web of emotional relationships that must be patiently unravelled in the course of psychiatric study and treatment.
Cognitive psychology|Social work
McInerney, Muriel Agnes, "Family Care With Adolescents Diagnosed Schizophrenic: A Study of Twenty Adolescents Placed in Family Care by Kings Park State Hospital, Between 1944 and 1951" (1953). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557730.