From the Publisher
"This leading textbook provides an accurate and comprehensive account of current knowledge, through the integration of empirical findings with clinical experience and practice, and is essential reading for professionals working in the field of child and adolescent mental health, and clinicians working in general practice and community pediatric settings." (Forbes.com, 2 November 2010)
"Highly referenced. A CD·Rom is attached" (Pediatric Endocrinology, May 2009)
“The Rutter's guide is the definitive guide on pediatric mental health. It is an extremely helpful and thorough resource for any clinician working in the field of mental health and/or pediatrics. It is a ‘must-have’ for a clinician's library.” (Metapsychology, May 2009)
Reviews of previous editions:
“the ultimate child and adolescent psychiatry textbook and a must have for any district hospital or postgraduate library”(Archives of Disease in Childhood)
"...this superb book which will certainly be the standard reference for the speciality for years to come." (British Journal of Psychiatry)
"The editors and the authors are to be congratulated for providing us with such a high standard for a textbook on modern child psychiatry. I strongly recommend this book to every child psychiatrist who wants a reliable, up-to-date, comprehensive, informative and very useful textbook. To my mind this is the best book of its kind available today." (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry)
"It is impossible to find fault with it. I am certain that it will become a mandatory acquisition for any serious student of developmental psychopathology and child and adolescent psychiatry. I highly recommend this book..." (JAMA)
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Reviewer: Shalini Chawla, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This comprehensive child and adolescent psychiatry book is divided into five sections: conceptual approaches, clinical assessment, influences on psychopathology, clinical syndromes, and approaches to treatment.
Purpose: This revised and updated edition is interdisciplinary and international in its integration of science and clinical practice.
Audience: The book is intended for professionals working in child and adolescent mental health, as well as clinicians working in general practice and community pediatric settings. It is not detailed enough for residents and fellows who are attempting to learn the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, but it may be appropriate as a reference for those already out of training to use as a reference in clinical settings in their own practice.
Features: The first section on conceptual approaches discusses classification, epidemiology, legal issues in child psychiatry, statistics, brain imaging, neurobiology and development, temperament and personality, neuropsychopharmacology, and neurophysiology. The clinical assessment section presents structured interviews, use of rating scales, psychological assessment, and the physical exam. The third section, influences on psychopathology, includes genetics, acute life stresses, parental illnesses, child abuse, and foster families/adoption. The clinical syndromes section includes all of the DSM IV psychiatric disorders with specific chapters on psychopathy, gender identity disorders, attachment disorders, and mental health in children with specific sensory impairments. The final section on approaches to treatment covers psychotherapies, intensive treatment options, community-based interventions, parenting programs, genetic counseling, and special education. The book incorporates international perspectives and international issues such as psychopathology in refugee and asylum seeking children and psychiatric aspects of HIV/AIDS. A CD-ROM of a searchable version of the text accompanies the book.
Assessment: Lewis's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook, 4th edition, Martin and Volkmar (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), is the gold standard in child psychiatry textbooks. Although this book has multiple chapters on neurobiology and development, it is not as detailed as the chapter on childhood development in Lewis's and, as a result, it is not as useful for residents and fellows in training. It will be useful for clinicians and professionals who have completed their training in child and adolescent psychiatry as a reference.
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"This book is undoubtedly the most authoritative textbook in the world on the subject.”
–Professor Stephen Scott, Institute of Psychiatry
"This book is by far the best textbook of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry written to date."
–Dr Judith Rapoport, NIH