Child and Adolescent Psychopathologyby Theodore P. Beauchaine, Stephen P. Hinshaw
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Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Second Edition is the only comprehensive text on childhood and adolescent disorders that addresses genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors within a developmental perspective. The new edition includes more on epigenetics, classification, culture and context and emphasizes how, when, and why disorders emerge among young people and in what ways symptom profiles change at different stages of development.
Description: This comprehensive book on childhood and adolescent disorders addresses genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors from a developmental perspective. It focuses on how, when, and why disorders emerge among children and adolescents, and in what ways symptom profiles change at different stages of development. This update expands coverage of epigenetics, classification, culture, and context.
Purpose: The book is intended to cover the core aspects of child and adolescent mental health illnesses from a developmental psychopathology perspective. It presents development psychopathology as a multidisciplinary conceptual approach linking normative development psychology and the scientific discipline closely tied to clinical child and adolescent psychopathology and psychiatry for transcending the usual diagnosis-based emphasis of these fields. It presents mental illnesses through the lens of the dynamic interplay of biology and context, genes and environment, and "inner" versus "outer" influences on the development of healthy and atypical functioning.
Audience: The intended audience includes child and adolescent mental health professionals, and students pursuing careers in the field as researchers or clinicians.
Features: With nearly 800 pages and 21 chapters, this book may seem overwhelming at first glance, but a closer inspection will reveal that it provides a rich framework for understanding the expanding field of developmental psychopathology as a scientific discipline and attempts to explain child and adolescent psychiatric illnesses from a developmental psychopathology perspective. The chapters are organized to provide a historical understanding of developmental psychopathology as an emerging paradigm, and how child and adolescent psychiatric illnesses are viewed through its lens. These illnesses are sorted into the categories of internalizing and externalizing behaviors to further enable readers to immerse themselves in the viewpoint of developmental psychopathology.
Assessment: This is an important addition to the field of child and adolescent mental health. It coalesces concepts from a number of historically based endeavors from a wide variety of disciplines including embryology, genetics, and the neurosciences, as well as psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and psychology, and provides examples of the synergistic contributions from previously disparate fields that have resulted in the emergence of this new discipline of developmental psychopathology.
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The equal emphasis on specific vulnerability and risk factors that cut across disorders as well as the more traditional focus on specific disorders provides readers with two important ways to assimilate knowledge in this growing and fast-changing field.
A primary strength of this new edition continues to be its strong emphasis on multiple levels of analysis, with a significant focus on genetic and other biological vulnerabilities and their interactions with environmental risk factors and contextual influences.
This volume is a "must have" for anyone interested in a developmental psychopathology approach to child psychopathology, whether they be graduate students at the start of their careers or senior researchers and clinicians.
—Robert J. McMahon, Ph.D., Simon Fraser University and the Child & Family Research institute
The second edition of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology brings together the work of leading researchers who use a modern developmental approach to psychopathology, elucidating basic processes and developmental experiences that, when they go awry, produce psychopathology. In addition to familiarizing the reader with the disorders, they update them on our current understanding of several mental conditions from which children suffer. Editors Beauchaine and Hinshaw have compiled a text that is invaluable to researchers, clinicians, and students concerned with youth mental health.
—Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Yale University
Meet the Author
Theodore P. Beauchaine, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Beauchaine is the Robert Bolles & Yasuko Endo endowed Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He recently received an Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association for his work addressing neurobiological vulnerabilities and environmental risk factors for conduct problems and depression.
Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Hinshaw is Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley. An internationally recognized scholar in the area of developmental psychopathology, he is Incoming Editor of Psychological Bulletin and Associate Editor of Development and Psychopathology.
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