Treating Child and Adolescent Mental Illness: A Practical, All-in-One Guide

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Fifteen million children in the U.S. have diagnosable psychiatric or learning disorders, yet nearly 70% don’t receive the help they need.
Indeed, the number of practitioners trained in treating children and adolescents falls far short of what’s called for. As a result, first-line practitioners, school counselors, therapists, and social workers—whether medically trained or not—are often called upon to be familiar with psychopathology in kids. With the types of presenting mental health issues in kids growing rapidly, this accessible handbook—organized around a range of common disorders for easy reference—uses evidence based practices to clearly explain to a range of practitioners how to understand, diagnose, and treat them.

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Editorial Reviews

Psychiatric Times
“[J]ust what its title promises: a clinically relevant, encompassing yet concise guide to child and adolescent mental health care….user-friendly, and the breadth of information presented is impressive….stands to be one of those ‘go-to’ resources that a wide range of clinicians will regularly pull from the shelf.”
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
“Beyond providing clinical insights, this book offers an impressive synopsis of research in the field….a well-written and relatively succinct overview of the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.”
Harold S. Koplewicz
“This book is extraordinary. For pre- and postdoctoral students, psychiatry and pediatric residents, therapists, teachers, and parents, it is an essential read. For established practitioners, this book is indispensable as an up-to-date scientific review of our current understanding of child and adolescent psychopathology and the evidence-based treatments that work. Dr. Jess Shatkin has written a book that should be read and mastered by anyone who wishes to provide state-of-the-art mental health care for children, adolescents, and families.”
Thomas F. Anders
“The book that I wish I had written. Fact-based and supported by references,
this comprehensive, practical, and user-friendly text is a must-read for all child mental health practitioners (whether in practice or in training), parents of children and adolescents, and the general public as well. Dr. Shatkin’s knowledge, wealth of clinical and teaching experience, and sensitivity to children, families, and the developmental process make this book different: a truly unique and original contribution.”
Carol A. Bernstein
“I enthusiastically recommend it as an outstanding reference for anyone who has struggled to understand the many issues underlying childhood psychopathology,
including school counselors, teachers, and parents.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393705454
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,475,602
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH,is vice chair for education and associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics at the NYU Child Study Center. He is also founder and director of the nation's largest child and adolescent mental health undergraduate studies program, and hosts "About Our Kids," a weekly radio program on Sirius/XM.

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