Preface. Introduction: our conceptualization of the cases. Part I: Classic Cases. Introduction to classic cases. Trouble paying attention: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Trouble with transitions: does my child have autism? Living in her parents' shadow: separation anxiety disorder. Chatterbox at home: selective mutism. Everything bothers her: major depressive disorder. Excessively silly: bipolar disorder. Life of the party: chronic marijuana use. My mind is breaking: psychosis. She just won't eat a thing: anorexia nervosa. The blinker: tourette's disorder. She never falls asleep: disordered sleep in an adolescent. The world is a very dirty place: obsessive-compulsive disorder. Part II: Comorbid Complexity. Introduction to comorbid complexity. Stealing the car: disruptive behavior in an adolescent. Zero tolerance: threats to harm a teacher in elementary school. Anxious adolescent in the emergency room: possible abuse of prescription medications. The worried child: a child with multiple anxiety disorders. Affective storms: a careful assessment of rage attacks. Failing out of school: language and reading weaknesses. Functional abdominal pain in a child with inflammatory bowel disease. Part III: Toughest Cases: Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemmas. Introduction to toughest cases. Frequent tantrums: oppositional behavior in a young child. Toddler with temper tantrums: a careful assessment of a dysregulated toddler. Won't leave his room: clinical high risk for developing psychosis. I just want to die: double depression. Cutting helps me feel better: nonsuicidal self-injury. From foster care to the state hospital: psychotic symptoms in a child who is the victim of neglect. Part IV: Kids in Crisis Psychopathology in the Context of Social Stressors. Introduction to kids in crisis. Suicidal ideation after supervised visits with biological mom: depressed mood in a child in foster care. The legacy of war: irritability and anger in an adolescent refugee. Moody child: depressed in the context of parental divorce. It should have been me: childhood bereavement. Won't settle down: disinhibited attachment in a toddler. Part V: Diagnostic Decision Making. Diagnostic decision making. Research and clinical perspectives on diagnostic and treatment decision making: whence the future? Appendix: Screening tools and rating scales useful in the screening, assessment and monitoring of children and adolescents. Subject index. Index of cases by diagnosis.
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