Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Since the 2003 release of the third edition of Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, research on mental illness in children and the practical applications of this research have been evolving at a rapid pace. With these changes have come enhanced methods of assessment and treatment.Topics covered in this text include:  The use of DSM-IV-TR for diagnosing psychiatric disorders in children and ways in which adult criteria can be adapted for use in young patients. An outline of the Axis I conditions especially relevant to children and adolescents that may be a focus of clinical attention. A review of how childhood psychological disorders often occur in combinations and require broad-spectrum rating scales to supplement the diagnostic process and help avoid overly narrow focus on the presenting problem. New trends in treatment that include a consideration of biological factors, multimodal treatment approaches, multidisciplinary teams, and use of evidence-based interventions. Ways to help both the patient and the parent or caregiver through the treatment process for better outcomes. Identification of the strengths and vulnerabilities that are critical to treatment plans, such as the family's financial resources and the child's social environment, which includes school, neighborhood, and social support networks, all of which influence the choice of treatment strategy. Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides professionals in psychiatric settings, pediatric offices and hospitals, schools, and juvenile justice settings with an efficient and easily portable reference to pediatric mental health topics of concern to practicing clinicians and students alike. Designed to fit into a lab coat or jacket pocket, this manual offers the information that most experts agree is relevant to helping children and adolescents overcome mental disorders.show more

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  • Paperback | 405 pages
  • 109.22 x 162.56 x 22.86mm | 45.36g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 44 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624160
  • 9781585624164
  • 345,382

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The fourth edition of Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry addresses the essential body of knowledge in the field of child mental health that has been accumulating at a rapid pace since the release of the third edition in 2003. With this acceleration of research has come a greater awareness of the increasing emotional and behavioral problems faced by our youth, refined evaluation practices, and enhanced treatment options, including new medications and evidence-based psychotherapies. Findings that most experts agree are relevant to clinical practice are incorporated into this edition. Designed to be a practical reference tool for psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, medical students, and other mental health, pediatric, and education professionals working in a wide variety of settings. This is an important tool for all those working in pediatric mental health.show more

About Mina K. Dulcan

Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., is Margaret C. Osterman Professor of Child Psychiatry, Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children's Memorial Hospital, Director of the Warren Wright Adolescent Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.MaryBeth Lake, M.D., is Director of Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children's Memorial Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.show more

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I recently went on an away rotation and this was the only book I took with me, and it was the only one I ended up using. Although the hospital provided me four larger books geared toward specific disorders, to be honest, I didn't really need to have anything else. I would highly recommend this as a pocket guide. * Karen Hadley, M.D., DOODY'S PUBLISHERS *show more

Table of contents

About the AuthorsIntroduction to the Concise Guides SeriesPreface to the Fourth EditionChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Evaluation and Treatment PlanningChapter 3. Axis I Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence: Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior DisordersChapter 4. Other Axis I Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in infancy, Childhood, or AdolescenceChapter 5. Adult Disorders That May Begin in Childhood or AdolescenceChapter 6. Developmental DisordersChapter 7. Special Clinical CircumstancesChapter 8. PsychopharmacologyChapter 9. Psychosocial TreatmentsAppendix: Resources for ParentsIndexshow more

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