Introduction to Pediatric Neuropsychiatry. Pediatric neuropsychiatry. Normal development of the nervous system. Disturbances of brain development. Cortical-subcortical circuitries for movement, cognition, and behavior. Normal childhood growth and physical development. Neuropsychiatric Assessment of the Child and Adolescent. Normal behavioral development. Normal personality development. Examination I: special techniques for the infant and young child. Examination II: clinical evaluation of cognitive/behavioral function. Examination III: neuropsychological testing. Examination IV: psychoeducational evaluation. Neuroimaging I: anatomic imaging of the developing human brain. Neuroimaging II: functional imaging. Electrophysiological studies I: quantitative electroencephalography. Electrophysiological studies II: evoked potentials and event-related potentials. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Adolescents. Mood disorders. Autism. Nonautistic pervasive developmental disorders. Attention-deficit disorder I: overview and description of attention. Attention-deficit disorder II: diagnosis and differentiation of hyperactive/nonhyperactive. Attention-deficit disorder III: disturbances of vigilance and wakefulness. Conduct disorder and sociopathy. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anxiety disorders: neurobiological responses to threat. Substance abuse. Schizophrenia and disorders of thought, communication, and cognition. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Neurological Disorders of Children and Adolescents. Mental retardation. Dyslexia andlanguage-based learning disabilities. Nonverbal learning disabilities and motor skills disorders. Neurobiology of language development. Language disorders. Sleep disorders. Stroke. Blindness and severe visual impairment. Deafness and hearing impairment. White matter diseases. Neurometabolic diseases. Tics and Tourette syndrome. Sydenham's chorea, Huntington's disease, Wilson's disease, other movement disorders, and sterotypies. Epilepsy syndromes. Neurocutaneous syndromes. Cerebral dysgenesis. Cerebral palsy and hypoxic-hemodynamic brain lesions in the newborn. Traumatic brain injury. Spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Infections of the nervous system. Pediatric brain tumors. Medical diseases. Principles of Treatment in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry. Neuropsychopharmacology I: basic principles. Neuropsychopharmacology II: antidepressants, mood stabilizers, neuroleptics (antipsychotics), and anxiolytics. Stimulant medications. Anticonvulsants. Electroconvulsive therapy. Genetic evaluation, counseling, and treatment. Psychological and behavioral interventions. Family systems interventions. Psychoeducational interventions. Residential and community treatment programs. Selected legal issues. Index.