"How Many More Questions?": Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children

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ISBN-13: 9780199843824
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 942,932
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rochelle Caplan, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Directed the UCLA Pediatric Neuropsychiatry clinical program for twenty years. She completed her medical studies at the Jerusalem University Hadassah Medical School and her training in adult and child psychiatry at the Tel-Aviv University Sackler Medical School. Dr. Caplan is a pediatric neuropsychiatrist with clinical and research expertise in how children use language to formulate their thoughts and present them to the listener. She has devoted her clinical career to the evaluation and treatment of children with severe behavior/emotional problems due to psychiatric and neurological disorders. Her research has used psycholinguistic, behavior/emotions, and brain imaging measures to study abnormalities in the development of communication skills, behavior/emotions, and brain in children with psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Brenda Bursch, PhD, is a medical psychologist with clinical and research interests in pediatric pain, palliative care, somatization, and illness falsification. She received her PhD from Claremont Graduate School in 1990 and is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she has been on faculty since 1994. She is the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Liaison service, overseeing child psychiatry consultations for pediatric medical inpatients. She has presented lectures at professional conferences within the United States and abroad, and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents

Introduction and overview

Part I Interview basics
1. Developmental guidelines

Part II Application of developmental guidelines: Assessment of emotions/behaviors in pediatric illness
2. Overview
3. Mood including anger and irritability
4. Fears and anxiety
5. Attention
6. Aggression
7. Insight, judgment, and reality testing
8. Somatization
9. Symptoms associated with autistic spectrum

Part III Application of the developmental guidelines: A comprehensive assessment of pediatric epilepsy
10. Overview
11. Biological aspects of pediatric epilepsy
12. Psychosocial impact of pediatric epilepsy

Part IV Application of the developmental guidelines: Specific communication challenges in young ill children
13. Overview
14. Pediatric pain
15. Pediatric iatrogenic trauma symptoms
16. Pediatric terminal illness

Part V Brief review and next steps
17. "Guess what? We are done. You are such a good talker and did such a great job!"

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