Frances Tustin - Nonfiction

Autism Books

Frances Tustin wrote about autism from a psychoanalytic viewpoint.

Frances Tustin Bibliography

Theodore Mitrani, ed., Judith L. Mitrani, ed. & Frances Tustin.
Encounters With Autistic States: A Memorial Tribute to Frances Tustin (Jason Aronson Inc., 1997). Collection of papers. ISBN: 0765700662 (hardcover). [autism]
Frances Tustin.
Autism and Childhood Psychosis (London: Hogarth Press, 1972). ISBN: 0701203609 (200 pages); ISBN: 1855751100 (Brunner/Mazel, 1995); ISBN: 0876680554 (Science House, New York). [autism]
Frances Tustin.
Autistic Barriers in Neurotic Patients (London: Karnac, 1986). 326 pages. A psychoanalytic view of Autism (Note: the psychoanalytic theories are no longer wide held). Frances Tustin developed a hypothesis that "early-childhood autism is a two-stage illness: the first stage being an unduly close association with the mother, the father often being virtually absent or excluded. Such a child has been described as a `cork child' to plug the hole of the mother's depression and loneliness. The second stage is when this over-vulnerable, 'hot-housed' child inevitably becomes aware of bodily separateness. This is in such a sudden and painful way for it to be a life-threatening disaster. It is traumatic." She seems to have been active in UK and has good contacts with psychiatrists in USA, Italy, France and Spain. ISBN: 0300038402 . [autism,psychoanalysis]
Frances Tustin.
Autistic States in Children (Routledge & Paul, 1981). Written by a psychologist and puts forth the idea that autism in some children is of psychological origin. [autism,psychoanalysis]
Frances Tustin.
Autistic States in Children, Revised Edition (London: Tavistock/Routledge, 1992). ISBN: 0415081297 (New York, paperback, 255 pages). [autism,psychoanalysis]
Frances Tustin.
The Protective Shell in Children and Adults (London: Karnac Books, 1990). 241 pages. Distributed in USA by Brunner Mazel. ISBN: 0946439818 (paperback, Brunner/Mazel). [autism]

Autism non-fiction books by Frances Tustin.