• C. Eggers
Conference paper


It may seem surprising that to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Essen we chose to hold a conference on schizophrenia and then to publish a book based on the conference. I am firmly convinced, however, that not only can we child and adolescent psychiatrists learn from adult psychiatry, but that the opposite is also true: adult psychiatry can learn a great deal from us. For we child psychiatrists see the child immediately within his or her family relationships; we can study the conditions under which the child develops from close to, and can thus follow the progress of individuation as it occurs. Knowledge about the process of individuation and the emotional climate in the family in which the child grows up are of significance both to the aetiology and to the treatment of schizophrenia.


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