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Minimal Brain Dysfunction

by Martha Bridge Denckla - 1978

The term "minimal brain dysfunction" (MBD) is now in its midteens and viewed anthropomorphically it is indeed experiencing the turmoil and controversy appropriate to adolescence. Since I am a neurologist, I may be accused of bias toward the term, with "brain" the stressed word, out of enlightened self-interest alone; or it may be objected that the issue of terminology is undeserving of much attention except to neurologists, famous for their obsessive-compulsive personalities.

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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 77, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 6, 1978, p. 223-268
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21568, Date Accessed: 7/27/2021 1:03:51 AM

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