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DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

by Robert J. Hilt MD FAAP FAACAP FAPA, Abraham M. Nussbaum MD MTSRobert J. Hilt MD FAAP FAACAP FAPA
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Building on the best-selling Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam, The DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health teaches readers how to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan for this patient population. Because these patients are more likely to initiate mental health treatment in a primary care rather than specialty care setting, the authors pay particular attention to the practical exigencies of the primary care setting. Accordingly, chapters are devoted to topics such as diagnostically interviewing around different chief complaints; performing 15- and 30-minute versions of the diagnostic interview; recognizing developmental milestones and red flags for referral, and more. The book's structure is flexible, affording readers the freedom to read sections in their entirety for background or to use the guide on the fly, as with interview questions for specific diagnoses. The book is an essential reference for primary care physicians, pediatricians, residents in training, and general psychiatrists, and other practitioners caring for children and adolescents experiencing mental distress and mental illness.

The authors have designed the book with a variety of useful features: • Multiple tables and figures make expert advice readily accessible, including tables for developmental milestones, common clinical concerns, and medications.• Brief supplements to the diagnostic interview are presented, including an easy-to-use summary of DSM-5 disorders, a stepwise approach to differential diagnosis, the mental status examination and a psychiatric glossary, DSM-5-related diagnostic tools and scales, and coverage of alternative diagnostic systems and rating scales.• A seven-step sequential framework for generating a differential diagnosis helps clinicians develop their clinical decision-making skills and ensure that they take into account the many and interrelated causes of mental disorders.• Initial psychosocial recommendations are included for such topics as sleep hygiene and behavior management.

Recognizing that clinicians need to use DSM-5 criteria and evidence-based treatment protocols to formulate treatment plans, the authors designed this book for all levels of experience. Direct, practical, and informative, The DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health will enable readers to efficiently and effectively use DSM-5 as part of a comprehensive diagnostic interview and treatment planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585624942
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2015
Pages: 355
Sales rank: 601,742
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert J. Hilt, M.D., FAAP, AACAP, is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Washington and Director, Partnership Access Line at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Abraham M. Nussbaum, M.D., AACAP, is Director of the Denver Health Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Service and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

PrefaceSECTION I: DIAGNOSING AND TREATING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Addressing Behavioral and Mental Problems in Community SettingsChapter 3. Common Clinical ConcernsChapter 4. The 15-Minute Pediatric Diagnostic InterviewChapter 5. The 30-Minute Pediatric Diagnostic InterviewSECTION II: USING DSM-5 WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSChapter 6. DSM-5 Pediatric Diagnostic InterviewChapter 7. A Brief Version of DSM-5SECTION III: ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND CLINICAL GUIDANCEChapter 8. A Stepwise Approach to Differential DiagnosisChapter 9. The Mental Status Examination: A Psychiatric GlossaryChapter 10. Selected DSM-5 Assessment MeasuresChapter 11. Rating Scales and Alternative Diagnostic SystemsChapter 12. Developmental MilestonesChapter 13. Mental Health Treatment PlanningChapter 14. Psychosocial InterventionsChapter 15. Psychotherapeutic InterventionsChapter 16. Psychopharmacological InterventionsChapter 17. Ideas for Practice, Education, and ResearchReferencesIndex

What People are Saying About This

Christopher Stille

This book takes an intensely practical approach to initial diagnosis and management of behavioral health problems in children and youth, making it useful for any clinician who provides care to children in an outpatient setting. It has the same degree of empathy for the clinicians using it that we all hope to provide for the children and families we care for.

Mina K. Dulcan

Robert Hilt and Abraham Nussbaum have written an efficient and effective guide to the mental health interview and use of DSM-5 with children and adolescents. Together with the handy tables provided regarding treatments, this summary and explanation of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and detailed guide to the clinical interview will be useful to all clinicians working with youth, especially those in primary care. The authors emphasize that when evaluating a young patient, the practitioner must consider all aspects, not only of the patient, but also of the family, school, and community, and develop the relationship before launching into a symptom checklist.

Gabrielle A. Carlson

Hilt and Nussbaum's DSM-5 Pocket Guide is an outstanding, user -friendly, clinically meaningful interpretation of disorders relevant to those of us evaluating and treating children and adolescents. It provides not only youth-specific information on the disorders; it provides very useful ways of soliciting the information as well as guidelines for treatment planning, and psychopharmacologic and psychosocial treatments. Think of the volume as cutting the huge plate of child and adolescent diagnosis, psychopathology and treatment into bite-sized and easy to swallow pieces! Clinicians caring for the mental health of children shouldn't be without it!

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