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A series of GIFs excerpted from Psychogenic Disease in Infancy, recorder by Austrian-American psychoanalyst René Spitz in 1952.

In 1945, Spitz investigated hospitalism in children in a foundling home. He found that the developmental imbalance caused by the unfavorable environmental conditions during the children’s first year produces irreparable psychosomatic damage to normal infants. Another study of Spitz showed that under favorable circumstances and adequate organization a positive child development can be achieved. He stated that the methods in foundling homes should therefore be carefully evaluated.

Spitz recorded his research on film. The film Psychogenic Disease in Infancy shows the effects of emotional and maternal deprivation on attachment. The film was the cause of major change, especially in childcare sections of institutes, homes and hospitals, because people gained knowledge about the impact of deprivation on child development.

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Excerpts by OKKULT Motion Pictures: a collection of GIFs excerpted from open source/unknown/rare/controversial moving images.
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