Children With Psychogenic Tics With Special Emphasis on Parental Attitudes A Descriptive Study of Four Cases of Children With Psychogenic Tics Seen at the Guidance Center of New Rochelle, in New Rochelle, New York Between 1954 and 1957
Psychogenic tics are frequently classified under the heading of chronic restlessness. Along with tics, under this classification are hyperactivity and fidgetiness which in turn are motor disorders. Chronic restlessness , which is known to be quite common among children, is a source of annoyance and irritableness to parents, teachers, and those who have occasion to come in contact with such a child. It is their annoyance which tends to have the person involved become critical, demanding and even harsh in their dealings with the restless child. Everyone is quite familiar with the methods used by people unacquainted with psychiatric methods. Very often one hears the continual nagging, directed at the children in the forms of "Sit still", "Don't make that movement", "Stop biting your nails," etc. Psychiatrists term this restlessness, involuntary movements and choreiform states as hyperkinesis. Since these ties or spasms are a source of concern and annoyance to the parents of those children, and since the handling of such problems is not to be directed at the difficulty itself, as will be demonstrated later in this research, a better understanding of the problem is needed. It is hoped that this dissertation will add to the general area of understanding and therefore, perhaps, lead to an improvement in the handling of the tic.
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Hanshaw, Elizabeth A, "Children With Psychogenic Tics With Special Emphasis on Parental Attitudes A Descriptive Study of Four Cases of Children With Psychogenic Tics Seen at the Guidance Center of New Rochelle, in New Rochelle, New York Between 1954 and 1957" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724958.