‘A child who is withdrawn is like a child who is totally overcome by a kind of grief. She is so absorbed with her inner self, which does not appear to be a happy self, that outwardly she does not seem to respond to anything. In many ways the phrase ‘living in a world of her own’ could only be too true. She is her world and it is an unhappy place for most of the time.


Epileptic Seizure Tuberous Sclerosis Infantile Spasm Drop Attack Autistic People 
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