La psychiatrie de l enfant (PSYCHIAT ENFANT)

Publisher: Presses Universitaires de France

Journal description

Depuis sa fondation en 1958, par J. de Ajuriaguerra, R. Diatkine, S. Lebovici et R. Crémieux, La Psychiatrie de l'Enfant publie deux fois l'an un ensemble de textes sur la psychopathologie et la thérapeutique en psychiatrie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent. Créée par des psychanalystes, La Psychiatrie de l'Enfant tient son originalité tant de son orientation décidément psychanalytique que de son intérêt pour toutes les connaissances sur l'enfant apportées par les spécialistes de disciplines aussi diverses que la neuropsychologie, la biologie, la génétique, la sociologie ou la pédagogie. Pluridisciplinaire par son contenu, internationale par le choix des auteurs, La Psychiatrie de l'Enfant se veut le carrefour des multiples explorations du psychisme de l'enfant et de l'adolescent. Dans ces volumes, les rubriques Mémoires cliniques, Méthodologie et technique, Psychiatrie sociale et problèmes d'assistance groupent des travaux originaux. Leurs auteurs appartiennent à des disciplines différentes (psychiatrie, psychanalyse, psychologie, sociologie, histoire...) et à diverses écoles de pensée. Les articles sont suffisamment longs pour permettre aux auteurs d'exposer largement leurs idées personnelles, les résultats de leurs travaux et le matériel clinique qu'ils ont utilisé. L'ensemble des travaux, souvent d'inspiration psychanalytique, ainsi que les revues critiques des problèmes d'actualité fournissent aux lecteurs une image fidèle des tendances actuelles de la psychiatrie infantile.

Current impact factor: 0.00

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0
2012 Impact Factor 0.083
2011 Impact Factor 0.282
2010 Impact Factor 0.107
2009 Impact Factor 0.07

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.19
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.09
Website Psychiatrie de l'Enfant, La website
Other titles Psychiatrie de l'enfant (En ligne)
ISSN 0079-726X
OCLC 300320852
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Presses Universitaires de France

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    ABSTRACT: Discusses the relationship between childhood and drug abuse, the childhood of the addict, and the children of addicts. A psychoanalytic approach to childhood addictions reveals 2 critical phases: latency, during which drugs become a problem; and the "ordeal mechanism," which is often in play in the repetition of annihilation. The developmental periods of addicts are usually characterized by family disequilibrium, multiple placements, and problems between the parents. For the female addict, pregnancy is a narcissistic crisis with an intervening transformation of the body and need gratification through an imaginary and/or real object. Following the birth of the child, the father is usually excluded from the family. The addict's relationship to the child illustrates the lack of flexibility of the defense mechanisms, with the addict living at one behavior extreme or another. (59 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 05/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: For the past few years, the number of pregnant, homeless women has been growing, and among them we find a large percentage who are female migrants from subsaharan Africa. The aim of this study is to spot the psychic and cultural issues in the perinatal period when these women are confronted by ruptures generated by the absence of a fixed residence. Above and beyond this aim, this study makes it possible to define the specific types of accompaniment aimed at these women and their children. Ten semi-directive interviews were carried out between the seventh and eighth months of pregnancy, and then between the second and fourth months of life of the babies. They demonstrated the necessity of setting up preventive actions for these women and children which take the social, psychological and culturel dimensions into account.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):533-561.
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    ABSTRACT: In the framework of the PILE Project carried out at The Necker Hospital for Sick Children and in conjunction with the SAPPH of the Institute of Childcare of Paris, we did a study between September 2004 and June 2011 dealing with mother-child bonds in the context of a maternal visual handicap. A prospective and a longitudinal follow-up of 12 dyads of mothers with visual deficiency and their babies was done from the age of three months to 4 years. Among the tools used for this research, there was an analysis of early interactions carried out at 3, 6, 9, and 15 months with the CIB (Ruth Feldman, 1997) to evaluate, among other things, maternal sensitivity as well as the quality of mother-baby interactions. The results show that the quality of the mothers' sensitivity is not as good as that of mothers in a control group, particularly because some of the baby's signals are not detected or because these mothers are slower to respond when they perceive them. Nonetheless, we can emphasize that these visually deficient mothers demonstrate a greater use of affectionate touching and that their children take more initiatives to establish communication. In this context of maternal visual handicaps, the babies are confronted with different interactive styles, mostly marked by a difference in rhythm: that of their mother with a visual deficiency and that of other people suffering no such handicap, something which might cause confusion in the access to intersubjectivity of these children. The results of our study also show the need to accompany and to support these mothers in the creation of their bonds to their children.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):681-715.
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    ABSTRACT: In the first section, this article briefly discusses the evolution of practices involving institutional foster care of children. The authors then focus on an "unusual mothering" model developed in a famous Hungarian nursery called Loczy, and, in particular, on the innovative idea of designating an adult who will serve as the principal referent for the child. A qualitative study conducted with seven childcare assistants working in two children's foster care homes then makes it possible to have an in-depth understanding of the issues at stake in the implementation of this principle in France. The lack of training and the little time spent in analyzing professional practices were pointed out by the professionals as major difficulties, although undeniable benefits of such a person for the child were clearly seen.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):581-616.
  • La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(1):181. DOI:10.3917/psye.571.0181
  • La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(1):331. DOI:10.3917/psye.571.0331
  • La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):563. DOI:10.3917/psye.572.0563
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    ABSTRACT: The current debates surrounding autism invite us to take up and clarify the fundamental theoretical issues involved: how can we understand the co-humanity and the specificity of persons with autism? First, the symbolic productions of an 8-year-old child make it possible to demonstrate the impact of the specificities of sensorial treatment on autistic experience. We then propose elements of theoretico-practical dialogue with behaviorist conceptions of treatment for children with autism. So doing, we defend the idea of a necesiary therapeutical firmness in order to create a protective and stimulating framework. We also develop the idea that pragmatic adjustment to autistic functioning can be seriously improved with the possibility of making hypotheses about the personal experience of these children. In this way, we will show how one of Freud's very early texts proposes interpretive keys to understanding the development and mirror functioning of persons with autism.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):465-490.
  • La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):465. DOI:10.3917/psye.572.0465
  • La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):533. DOI:10.3917/psye.572.0533
  • La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(1):85. DOI:10.3917/psye.571.0085
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    ABSTRACT: Some of behaviours within infants who are hospitalized on day in child psychiatry in Dakar appear difficult to bear also by parents and professionals of care. This brings to several reactions, in function of representations or significations. Among these, self-mutilation make particularly attention. Authors try to analyze the context of their production, their exacerbation or calmness and get confrontation between interpretations, conducts and reactions of parents and professionals of care, in set-up of day hospital. Trying to explain in group, putting in words and affective expression relatively to these situations give an issue for getting tolerance and best management in consecutive reaction chains. In some case, unsuccessful evolution can dislocate take of care setting.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):617-629.
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents a psychotherapeutic framework set up in the Jean Verdier maternity ward in Bondy. A transcultural consultation which welcomes women of different cultural origins all of whom are affected by migratory issues. We present the framework in detail and then present two clinical cases which illustrate the interest and the specificity of such a consultation in maternity wards.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):563-580.
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    ABSTRACT: The genetic disease drepanocytosis can now be treated and cured by means of an intrafamilial allograft or transplant of hematopoIetic stem cells (CHS). This transplant has proved its worth on the medical level and has become quite common, particularly among young children. It gives them the status of a biological chimera because they acquire the bone marrow of a brother or a sister. How do they react to this invasive medical experience and its psychological consequences? This prospective study, using qualitative methodology based on drawings and the children's own remarks, has made it possible to describe the experience of the transplant over a period of one year in three children aged 5 to 7, suffering from drepanocytosis. These children are confronted with modifications in the perception of themselves and the representation of time, fluctuating between breaking off and continuity. When they are dealing with such an ordeal, we note an oscillation between a need for mastery and a need for its opposite, passivity. The transplant will perturb their psychic envelopes and the qualities they possess. Moreover, an issue of donation and debt will emerge. Indeed, the transplant causes an upheaval in the construction of the childrens' personality, with reminiscences of archaic processes. The representation of change for these children and the feeling of being cured which results are complex, and they imply a long and painful, veritable work of mourning as concerns the disease. It is a period of vulnerability for the child which necessitates psychological accompaniment.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):355-408.
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    ABSTRACT: In transplants, the introduction of an organ from a deceased donor into the body of the recipient is followed by intrapsychic repercussions. The detailed case study of a 9-year-old child called Harum, having received a double liver/kidney transplant, has been carried out so as to explore these repercussions which are not frequently studied in international literature. For this child, the first signs of obesity reveal a hysterical identification with the donor. This identification is also fed by the parents who wonder if he hasn't "caught" the personality of the donor child. The interviews with Harum and the father/son encounters will make it possible for both to mention the donor, to position him as such and to mourn him. The analysis of the case demonstrates that this mourning makes it possible to abandon the hysterical identification with the donor and replace it with oedipal ones. These latter identifications allow Harum to find his place again in the oedipal framework and to continue his own identity construction.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):409-435.
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to explore the place of food in the family relations of adolescents presenting an anorexia nervosa. Eleven interviews were carried out with the anorexic adolescents aged from 13 to 18 and with their parents. We chose a qualitative methodology using an original tool : photo-elicitation. The verbal material was analysed with the help of the IPA: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The results were organized along two axes : the first explored the place of food in parent-child interactions (relational control, resemblances and differences as well as the parental function), the second axis explored groupal and family dynamics (cohesion, the screen conflict and family functioning). Our study made it possible to show the pertinence of photo-elicitation and its contribution to research in adolescent psychiatry. On the therapeutic level, it confirmed the necessity of a family approach in treatment programs and suggested the interest of individual sessions with anorexic adolescents, particularly concerning the construction of their self.
    La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):631-680.
  • La psychiatrie de l enfant 01/2014; 57(2):581. DOI:10.3917/psye.572.0581