AbstractsSocial Work

Nervous children: a selected study and comparison of children referred as ‘nervous’ to the Montreal Mental Hygiene Institute

by Thomas D. Jackson

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Social Work.
Degree: Master of Social Work.
Year: 1950
Keywords: Social Work.
Record ID: 1503895
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile122780.pdf


In the past twenty years there has probably been less written on the subject of nervousness than on any other common complaint. To the best of this writer’s knowledge, there has been no recent text devoted to a thorough examination of the subject and only sporadic interest has been shown by researchers. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychiatry, began his learned observations by analyzing the mental health of adults. He soon arrived at the conclusion that the onset of mental illness can usually be traced to the period of post natal development and followed through to adulthood.