New South Wales
In September 1969 I was at the Tavistock Clinic in London on a Thursday morning for the Community mental Health class to be taught by Dr John Bowlby. Early he created the scenario of early humans living on the African Savannah and asked what would happen to the human infant if separated from its mother. There was a long silence. A brash Australian ventured to give a theoretical answer. He responded loudly, “It would be eaten!” That opened the way to learn the fundamental evolutionary biology of the survival of our species and the important knowledge of the development and strength of a babies’ specific attachment to the familiar very close protecting adults.
Dr Geoff Rickarby Consultant Psychiatrist
- Coercive adoption: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, in the light of 21st Century Research as seen in DSMV
- THE SOCIAL SETTING OF THE PREGNANCY AND TRAUMATIC EVENTS DURING ITS COURSE.
- THE LABOUR WARD
- THE LABOUR WARD part 2
- THE LABOUR WARD part 3
- THE TAKING OF THE BABY.
- THE TAKING OF THE BABY. Continued
- PTSD FROM THE FORCED ADOPTION PERSPECTIVE.
- THE VARIED PRESENTATIONS OF PTSD
- THE VARIED PRESENTATIONS OF PTSD continued
- THE MANAGEMENT OF PTSD FOR MOTHERS
- THE MANAGEMENT OF PTSD FOR MOTHERS continued