Use and Interpretation of Children’s Drawing in Clinical Practice

Authors

  • Sandra da Silva Mendes Serviço de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência. Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho. Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Joana Calejo Jorge Serviço de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência. Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho. Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Maria do Céu Ribeiro Serviço de Pediatria. Centro Hospitalar de Tâmega e Sousa. Penafiel.
  • Edite Tomás Serviço de Pediatria. Centro Hospitalar de Tâmega e Sousa. Penafiel.
  • Teresa Temudo Serviço de Neuropediatria. Centro Hospitalar do Porto. Porto.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.18388

Keywords:

Child, Child Development, Drawing, Mental Health

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Author Biographies

Sandra da Silva Mendes, Serviço de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência. Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho. Vila Nova de Gaia.

Médica Interna de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência

Joana Calejo Jorge, Serviço de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência. Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho. Vila Nova de Gaia.

Assistente Hospitalar de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência

Maria do Céu Ribeiro, Serviço de Pediatria. Centro Hospitalar de Tâmega e Sousa. Penafiel.

Assistente Hospitalar Graduada de Pediatria

Edite Tomás, Serviço de Pediatria. Centro Hospitalar de Tâmega e Sousa. Penafiel.

Diretora de Serviço de Pediatria

Teresa Temudo, Serviço de Neuropediatria. Centro Hospitalar do Porto. Porto.

Diretora de Serviço de Neuropediatria

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Published

2022-09-12

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da Silva Mendes S, Calejo Jorge J, Ribeiro M do C, Tomás E, Temudo T. Use and Interpretation of Children’s Drawing in Clinical Practice. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 12 [cited 2022 Dec. 10];35(12):856-8. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/18388

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