Increasing Awareness of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Increasing Awareness of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

by Elena M. Garralda
     
 

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In this volume, Elena Garralda and Jean-Philippe Raynaud aim to contribute to advancing awareness of child and adolescent mental health within an international framework that gives special consideration to problems arising in different contexts around the world and through expert views supported by empirical evidence and considering clinical implications. There is

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In this volume, Elena Garralda and Jean-Philippe Raynaud aim to contribute to advancing awareness of child and adolescent mental health within an international framework that gives special consideration to problems arising in different contexts around the world and through expert views supported by empirical evidence and considering clinical implications. There is increasing recognition worldwide of the importance of child and adolescent mental health problems, of the distress and impairment they can cause to children and their families, and of the markedly adverse effects on education and on adult psychiatric adjustment when left untreated. Globally, however, services to attend to these problems in children are uneven and patchy. There is a need to advance awareness of child and adolescent mental health and of factors that influence them. Chapters address the effects on child mental health of issues ranging from secular changes in family composition in both western and eastern countries, rapid industrialization, poverty, deprivation, and adoption, to refugee status and aboriginal life. It considers emerging issues, such as cyber addiction, PTSD, ADHD across different cultures, and the autistic 'epidemic.' They discuss new service developments (Eastern Europe, paediatric liaison services) in the context of traditional methods (traditional Chinese medicine).

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Editorial Reviews

Myron L. Belfer
Increasing Awareness of Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a remarkable book, in a single volume providing professionals and others interested in child mental health an overview of the major contemporary issues relevant to child mental health. These include, among others, urbanization and the nuclear family, the unintended consequences of the single-child policy in China, and the concern over an epidemic of autism. With strong, evidence-based chapters by leading authors, this book is exciting to read and learn from.
Philip Graham
This book provides a rich, stimulating, and up-to-date account of the state of child mental health throughout the world. I can thoroughly recommend it to all child and adolescent mental health professionals who wish to broaden their horizons and gain new perspectives on their own practice.
Helmut Remschmidt
The book provides an excellent review of child and adolescent mental health issues from a transcultural perspective. The 13 chapters, written by experienced clinicians and researchers, focus on influences on child mental health, individual problems/disorders, and treatment issues. A special feature of the book is the inclusion of psychosocial problems like the mental health of refugee children, the impact of the one-child policy in China, and changes in psychiatric problems in Japan. The book can warmly be recommended to an international readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765706614
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
04/12/2010
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

M. Elena Garralda is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Imperial College, London. Jean-Philippe Raynaud is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, head of department at Toulouse University Hospital, France.

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