The Power of Touch.

I read a book recently called The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog. It was written by a child psychiatrist about his experiences working with children who survived various forms of severe abuse and/or neglect. His approach is amazingly inspiring. He has managed to abandon traditional psychiatric diagnostic models in favor of an approach that instead aims to identify where development has been stunted and seeks to fill in those gaps. One story stood out to me because it spoke to the power of touch. This child had experienced severely stunted growth and the doctors could not figure out what was physiologically wrong with him that he was failing to grow or properly absorb nutrition. Ultimately and

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