The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: An Area of Global Neglect / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Around the world, a vast number of children and adolescents sufferfrom mental and neurological disorders and only a small proportionof them receive adequate care. This is so in both developing anddeveloped countries. The need to raise awareness about this problemand provide specific advice regarding their prevention andtreatment was identified as a priority for the World PsychiatricAssociation by Professor Ahmed Okasha during his Presidency of theAssociation and resulted in the creation of his PresidentialProgramme on Child Mental Health. This book presents some of thefruits of this programme and constitutes a global call to actionfor mental health workers and policy makers.
The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: An area ofglobal neglect brings together information on the burden ofmental disorders in childhood and adolescence with methods ofraising public awareness of these problems. The book alsodescribes therapeutic and preventive interventions that coulddiminish them. It then presents the results of field studies inBrazil, Egypt and Russia documenting the effectiveness ofinterventions to prevent school dropout in those three verydifferent countries.
With its emphasis on practical guidance for the development ofinterventions to prevent or treat child and adolescent mentalhealth, The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: Anarea of global neglect provides much-needed information ofdirect interest to health professionals and the many othersinvolved in the provision of health care to children andadolescents in both the developing and the developed countries.
About the Author
Helmut Remschmidt, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry,Phillips University, Marburg, Germany
Barry Nurcombe, MD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry,University of Queensland, Australia
Myron L. Belfer, MD, MPA, Professor of Psychiatry,Harvard Medical School, USA
Norman Sartorius, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Universityof Geneva, Switzerland
Ahmed Okasha, MD, Professor and Director, WHOCollaborating Center, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain ShamsUniversity, Cairo, Egypt
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
1 A Global Programme for Child and Adolescent Mental Health:A Challenge in the New Millennium (Myron Belfer, HelmutRemschmidt, Barry Nurcombe, Ahmed Okasha, and NormanSartorius).
2 Public Awareness of Child and Adolescent Mental Health: AReview of the Literature (Sam Tyano and AnatFleischman).
3 The Epidemiology and Burden of Child and Adolescent MentalDisorder (Myron Belfer and Barry Nurcombe).
4 Disseminating Child and Adolescent Mental Health TreatmentMethods: An International Feasibility Study (Jose J.Baumeister, John Fayyad, Richard Harrington (deceased), Jack (S.F.)Hung, Kimberly Hoagwood, Peter Jensen, Kelly Kelleher, LauraMurray, Cheryl So; and site directors Alan Apter and Orit Krispin(Tel Aviv, Israel), John Fayyad, MD (Lebanon), Luis Rhode and PauloKnapp (Porto Alegre, Brazil), and Amira Seif El Din (Alexandria,Egypt)).
5 Prevention of Mental Health Disorders in Children andAdolescents
5.1 The Principles of Prevention in Child andAdolescent Mental Health (Barry Nurcombe).
5.2 Evidence-based Primary Prevention Programs for thePromotion of Mental Health in Children and Adolescents: ASystematic Worldwide Review (Martine F. Flament, HienNguyen, Howard Schachter, Claudia Furino, Cathy Cuzner, DanutaWasserman, Norman Sartorius, and Helmut Remschmidt).
5.3 Violence and Trauma: Evidence-based Assessment andIntervention in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review(Ernesto Caffo and Carlotta Belaise).
5.4 School Dropout: A Systematic Worldwide ReviewConcerning Risk Factors and Preventive Interventions (AnaSoledade Graeff-Martins, Tatyana Dmitrieva, Amira Seif El Din,Ernesto Caffo, Martine F. Flament, Barry Nurcombe, Per-AndersRydelius, Helmut Remschmidt, and Luis Augusto Rhode).
5.5 School Violence: Epidemiology, Background,and Prevention (Helmut Remschmidt).
6 Preventive Interventions in School Dropout: Three FieldStudies
6.1 A Comprehensive Intervention for the Prevention of SchoolDropout in Brazil (Ana Soledade Graeff-Martins, SylviaOswald, Júlia Obst Comassetto, Christian Kieling, Renata RochaGonçalves, and Luis Augusto Rhode).
6.2A Comprehensive Program for the Prevention ofDropout in an Egyptian Public School (Amira Seif El Din, M.Azzer, and Doa Habib).
6.3 A Comprehensive Intervention to Prevent SchoolDropout and
Reduce School Absenteeism in a Public School in a RussianIndustrial City (V. Andreyuk, A. Zanozin, and TatjanaDmitrieva).