Advising parents of severely atypical children

J Fam Pract. 1976 Aug;3(4):381-3.


The family physician is often the primary source of continuing guidance for the parents of autistic, schizophrenic, or brain-damaged children. It is essential to anticipate problems in such areas as use of medication, early education, reactions of siblings, and stresses within the lives of the parents. The family physician can help parents find the resources to cope with the multitude of problems confronting them and their children.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / therapy
  • Child
  • Child Development Disorders, Pervasive / therapy*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Counseling*
  • Family Practice*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperkinesis / therapy
  • Learning Disabilities / therapy
  • Male
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Schizophrenia, Childhood / drug therapy
  • Thioridazine / therapeutic use


  • Thioridazine