Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry / Edition 1

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Overview

More and more often, emotional and behavioral problems in the young are being evaluated and treated by professionals other than child and adolescent psychiatrists -- busy clinicians who may struggle to keep abreast of the rapid changes in this challenging field. This book can help those nonspecialists better understand the problems of young patients by presenting specific guidance on more than a dozen commonly seen conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, eating disorders, and tic disorders -- all in concise chapters written by leading experts on these disorders.

Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry distills the authoritative advice found in the third edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Updating and pruning that volume's detailed and comprehensive content, Essentials omits those chapters directed primarily toward subspecialists and retains what is immediately useful to general psychiatrists, pediatricians, neurologists, and nonphysician mental health clinicians such as nurses, psychologists, social workers, and family therapists. It offers an overview of child and adolescent psychiatric problems; practical guidance in the use of interviews, rating scales, and laboratory and diagnostic testing with young patients; and targeted information on a wide range of often-perplexing disorders, including: • the assessment and diagnosis of mental retardation; autistic disorders; and learning, motor skills, and communication disorders• guidelines relating to the differential diagnosis of schizophrenia, early-onset mood disorders, and anxiety disorders• an overview of clinical management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with a summary of the extensive treatment research • the assessment and treatment of substance abuse disorders in youth, including adaptations for youth with comorbid disorders• chapters on posttraumatic stress disorder and child abuse• strategies for intervention with youth showing suicidal behavior

The book also features an updated chapter on psychopharmacology covering stimulants, antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and antianxiety drugs and addressing diagnostic considerations for their use. Other treatment measures are covered in the chapters on specific disorders. Each chapter ends with multiple-choice questions for self-assessment. For the clinician who needs a practical guide to child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, Essentials is indeed essential, setting a new standard for authoritative help.

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Editorial Reviews

PsycCRITIQUES

Section VI contains a single chapter on pharmacology. As both an overview of psychotropic pharmacology and as a specific and usable clinical reference, this chapter is a nugget and…justifies the cost….This text is an excellent reference book, and one well worth having.

American Journal of Psychiatry

This handbook provided a readable, succinct overview of child and adolescent psychiatry and covers multiple topics. There are a reasonable number of references for each topic and many useful tables throughout. The main strength of the book lies in its breadth while maintaining its brevity. It provides quick review for the experienced child psychiatrist and is especially useful for medical students, residents, fellows, and non-child psychiatrists.

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Reviewer: Regina Rosa Lopez, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is the condensed version of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Third Edition. It combines chapters from the larger textbook, and has not added additional ones. The book is a First Edition.
Purpose: The book's purpose according to the editor is to serve as the abbreviated version of the larger textbook mentioned above. Also, the book's purpose is to contain the practical information needed by non-child psychiatrists who are evaluating and treating children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. I think these are worthy objectives. Due to the shortage of trained child psychiatrists, non-child psychiatrists and other primary care physicians should be equipped to evaluate and even treat this patient population. The editors were able to meet the objectives by providing the necessary clinical information.
Audience: The book is written primarily for general psychiatrists. It also targets a wider range of physician and non-physician mental health, pediatric, and neurological clinicians. This is an appropriate audience. The textbook is not comprehensive enough for those specializing in the field. The authors are very credible authorities in the field. Many are well-known and respected in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry field.
Features: The book covers a wide range of topics. The topics include development, clinical interview techniques, research and assessment tools, medical and neurological evaluations, an overview of the specific DSM-IV diagnoses, special issues, and psychopharmacology. The book is well organized and easy to read. It contains tables and self-assessment questions. In addition, the recent relevant literature at the time of publication is included. A shortcoming of this book is that psychopharmacology is the only chapter in the treatment section. Although non-child psychiatrists and other physicians may not be conducting therapy, it is important to have a knowledge base of the other treatment modalities used in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Assessment: This book is useful because it condenses the more relevant, basic material from the larger text. For those specializing in the field, this may serve as an introduction or reference, but should not serve as one's primary text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585622177
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 819
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Mina Dulcan, M.D., is Osterman Professor and Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children's Memorial Hospital and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Jerry M. Wiener, M.D., original editor of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, died in 2002.

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Part I: Assessment and Diagnosis. Overview of development from infancy through adolescence. Classification of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. The clinical interview of the child. The clinical interview of the adolescent. The parent interview. Diagnostic interviews. Rating scales. Laboratory and diagnostic testing. Presentation of findings and recommendations. Part II: Developmental Disorders. Mental retardation. Autistic disorders. Developmental disorders of communication, motor skills, and learning. Part III: Psychiatric Disorders. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Mood disorders. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. Substance abuse disorders. Separation anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Specific phobia, panic disorder, social phobia, and selective mutism. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Adjustment and reactive disorders. Part IV: Disorders Affecting Somatic Function. Infant and childhood obesity. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Tic disorders. Disorders of elimination. Part V: Special Issues. Physical and sexual abuse of children. Suicide and suicidality. Part VI: Treatment. Psychopharmacology. Appendix: answer guide to self-assessment questions. Index.

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