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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 50 (2008) 13, 125 - 129

Short report

Renewed interest in neuropsychiatry within child and adolescent psychiatry

F. Boer

Child and adolescent psychiatry has existed as a subspecialism since the 1920s. In the early days its practitioners regarded observation as their main source of knowledge. In the period after 1970 the anti-psychiatric movement gained momentum, presenting a threat to child and adolescent psychiatrists. Later on, however, it was realised that the influence of the anti-psychiatry movement had been fairly limited and that the most important changes had occurred as a result of the introduction of the empirical method, which in turn has led to renewed interest in neuropsychiatry.

keywords child and adolescent psychiatry, clinic, neuropsychiatry