The value of Winnicott's work has become more and more widely recognized not only among psycho-analysts but also psychologists, educators, social workers, and men and women in every branch of medicine; indeed, all whose work or practice involves the care of children in health or sickness.An important part of the value of these writings lies in the uniquely binocular view with which the author regards the subjects of his investigation. With him, pediatrics informs psycho-analysis; psycho-analysis illuminates pediatrics.  

This book is not concerned with innovation in basic psychoanalytic concepts or techniques, but with the formulation and testing-out of ideas whose origin was in the challenge of day-to-day clinical work that was the staple of Winnocott's medical experience throughout his professional life.This book is arranged in three sections. The first represents Winnicott's attitudes as a pediatrician prior to training in psycho-analysis, and demonstrates the degree to which a purely formal pediatric approach requires as an effective complement a deeper understanding of the emotional problems of child development.

part 1|30 pages

chapter I|19 pages

A Note on Normality and Anxiety 1


chapter II|9 pages

Fidgetiness 1


part 2|96 pages

chapter III|19 pages

Appetite and Emotional Disorder 1


chapter IV|18 pages

The Observation of Infants in a Set Situation 1


chapter V|15 pages

Child Department Consultations 1


chapter VI|6 pages

Ocular Psychoneuroses of Childhood 1


chapter VIII|4 pages

Anxiety Associated with Insecurity 1


chapter IX|17 pages

Symptom Tolerance in Paediatrics 1

A Case History [1953]

chapter X|9 pages

A Case Managed at Home 1


part 3|195 pages

chapter XI|16 pages

The Manic Defence 1


chapter XII|12 pages

Primitive Emotional Development 1


chapter XIII|17 pages

Paediatrics and Psychiatry 1


chapter XIV|20 pages

Birth Memories, Birth Trauma, and Anxiety 1


chapter XV|10 pages

Hate in the Countertransference 1


chapter XVI|15 pages

Aggression in Relation to Emotional Development


chapter XVII|10 pages

Psychoses and Child Care 1


chapter XVIII|14 pages

Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena 1


chapter XIX|12 pages

Mind and its Relation to the Psyche-Soma 1


chapter XX|7 pages

Withdrawal and Regression 1


chapter XXI|16 pages

The Depressive Position in Normal Emotional Development 1


chapter XXIII|5 pages

Clinical Varieties of Transference 1


chapter XXIV|6 pages

Primary Maternal Preoccupation


chapter XXV|10 pages

The Antisocial Tendency 1


chapter XXVI|6 pages

Pædiatrics and Childhood Neurosis 1