Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. This book is based on true stories about the effect of abuse and negligence in children. Dr. Perry, through his stories, presents the basics of how the human mind works, how the brain develops and how it is possible to recover from trauma with early intervention and working together with families. It is a great tool to read up about behaviour and brain development and how we are conditioned to the way we are brought up and how it can affect our lives.
The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog, is a touching read.