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Child Psychiatry / Edition 2

Child Psychiatry / Edition 2

by Robert Goodman, Stephen Scott


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There is nothing quite like this gem of a book, which provides much the best introduction to child psychiatry that has been written. Professor Sir Michael Rutter

The first edition of this book was published to wide acclaim in 1997. Each chapter has been designed to present the key facts, concepts and emerging facets of the area, drawing on clinical experience as well as the latest research findings. These guiding principles are followed in the second edition, which has been updated to reflect the varied advances in research and clinical practice which inform the subject.

Child Psychiatry is structured into four main parts: first, an introductory section on assessment, classification and epidemiology; second, a section covering each of the main specific disorders and presentations; third, a section on the major risk factors predisposing to child psychiatric disorders; fourth, a section on the main methods of treatment. This fourth section has been substantially expanded in this second edition to provide coverage on prevention, service organisation and fostering and adoption.

• Includes many practical tips on successful assessment and treatment techniques

• Contains over 200 multiple choice questions and answers to assist those preparing for examinations, including MRCPsych

• Written by international experts in child psychiatry

Written in an accessible style, the book will be of benefit to those at different stages of their career: as an invaluable resource for trainee psychiatrists, paediatricians and general practitioners; a textbook for undergraduate students in medicine, nursing and related fields; and as a refresher for active clinicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405115247
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/09/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Robert Goodman is Professor of Brain and Behavioral Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. Stephen Scott is a senior lecturer and consultant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London and is also the editor of the Blackwell journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Table of Contents



Part I. Assessment, Classification and Epidemiology.

Ch1. Assessment.

Ch2. Classification.

Ch3. Epidemiology.

Part II. Specific Disorders and Presentation.

Ch4. Autistic disorders.

Ch5. Hyperactivity.

Ch6. Conduct disorder.

Ch7. Juvenile delinquency.

Ch8. School refusal.

Ch9. Anxiety disorders.

Ch10. Depression and mania.

Ch11. Suicide and deliberate self-harm.

Ch12. Stress disorders.

Ch13. Obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Ch14. Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders.

Ch15. Selective mutism.

Ch16. Attachment disorders.

Ch17. Enuresis.

Ch18. Faecal soiling.

Ch19. Sleep disorders.

Ch20. Psychosomatic.

Ch21. Preschool problems.

Ch22. Disorders in adolescence.

Ch23. Maltreatment of children.

Part III. Risk Factors.

Ch24. Generalised learning disability.

Ch25. Brain disorders.

Ch26. Language disorders.

Ch27. Reading difficulties.

Ch28. Insecure attachment.

Ch29. Nature and nurture.

Ch30. Coping with adversity.

Ch31. School and peer factors.

Part IV. Treatment and Services.

Ch32. Intervention: first principles.

Ch33. Prevention.

Ch34. Medication and diet.

Ch35. Behaviourally-based treatments.

Ch36. Cognitive and interpersonal therapies.

Ch37. Systematic and family therapies.

Ch38. Fostering and adoption.

Ch39. Organisation of services.

Part V. Multiple Choice Questions and Answers.

Multiple choice questions.

Answers to the MCQs

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Review Comments on the first edition:

Authoritative and comprehensive, Child Psychiatry provides up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the field” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Fact and theory are interwoven with clinical wisdom in a way which brings the text to life and makes it applicable to real clinical situations and dilemmas.”
European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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