Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness: Genetic and Environmental Influences

Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness: Genetic and Environmental Influences

by James J. Hudziak
     
 

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The authors present a work that changes the way child psychiatry and clinical psychology are conceptualized. These authors' presentations debunk misconceptions about depression, antisocial behavior, and other conditions to enhance our understanding of the causes of child psychopathology -- and improve the ways we treat these disorders.

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The authors present a work that changes the way child psychiatry and clinical psychology are conceptualized. These authors' presentations debunk misconceptions about depression, antisocial behavior, and other conditions to enhance our understanding of the causes of child psychopathology -- and improve the ways we treat these disorders.

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The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
It brings the professional reader up to date and may be useful, as well, to the educated nonprofessional and, especially, the advocate for children's causes. The book's 13 chapters by 24 well qualified authorities are organized into 4 parts.
The journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

It brings the professional reader up to date and may be useful, as well, to the educated nonprofessional and, especially, the advocate for children's causes. The book's 13 chapters by 24 well qualified authorities are organized into 4 parts.

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Reviewer: Adrienne Adams, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book provides insight into the current understanding of the influence of genetic and environmental factors in child psychopathology.
Purpose: The objective is to present in a concise and organized manner all the recent advances made in identifying genetic and environmental influences that have an impact on child development. This goal is achieved by furthering the awareness of the causes of child psychopathology, hopefully with long term goal of improving the outcomes of child psychiatric illnesses.
Audience: The intended audience includes clinicians, research scientists, educators, families, and those interested in understanding the etiology of child psychopathology.
Features: The first of the book's four parts is a comprehensive review and update on the field of developmental psychopathology. The second part presents the concepts of personality and temperament, cognition and gender in relation to child development and child psychopathology. The third part presents current theories on the effects of genetic and environmental influences on the development of emotional and behavioral issues defined by common childhood disorders over time. The last part addresses the study of developmental psychopathology and its clinical applications. In addition to the well written chapters, longitudinal studies provide a greater understanding of the interaction between genes and environment.
Assessment: This is an invaluable resource for all, but especially for research scientists, educators, and students in the child mental health field. It simplifies complicated topics and makes the concepts more understandable. The editor has enlisted an international panel of experts in the field of developmental psychopathology to present the most up-to-date information in a single book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585628803
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/20/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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