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Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a fresh look at the field of child mental health. It is useful to trainees and practitioners in a variety of specialties, providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive text in child and adolescent psychiatry as presented by more than 110 contributors who distill their knowledge and expertise into a single authoritative volume.
Both the organization of the original text and the structure of the chapters have been overhauled to better communicate the clinical art and wisdom of child psychiatry while remaining grounded firmly in clinical science. Each chapter highlights what we know about evidence-based practices in assessment and treatment, while sections on future research point toward current pressing questions. At the end of each chapter are educational summary points. Of the 65 chapters, 56 feature new lead authors, chosen to represent the expertise of disciplines ranging from pediatrics and neurology to sleep medicine and family therapy. Among its key features:
Scholarly and practical, Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a core resource for child and adolescent psychiatry training and will also serve as a reference for practitioners in psychiatry, pediatrics, neurology, psychology, nursing, and social work.
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Preface. Additional resources. Part I: A Developmental View of Assessment. Assessing infants and toddlers. Assessing the preschool-age child. Assessing the elementary school�age child. Assessing adolescents. Part II: Diagnosis and Approaches to Assessment. Classification of psychiatric disorders. The process of assessment and diagnosis. Diagnostic interviews. Rating scales. Pediatric evaluation and laboratory testing. Neurological examination, electroencephalography, and neuroimaging. Psychological and neuropsychological testing. Part III: Developmental Disorders. Intellectual disability (mental retardation). Autism spectrum disorders. Developmental disorders of learning, communication, and motor skills. Part IV: Axis I Psychiatric Disorders of Behavior. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Substance abuse and addictions. Part V: Axis I Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Depression and dysthymia. Bipolar disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, social phobia, and selective mutism. Separation anxiety disorder and school refusal. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Part VI: Psychoses. Early onset schizophrenia. Part VII: Disorders Affecting Somatic Function. Obesity. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Tic disorders. Elimination disorders. Sleep disorders. Part VIII: Special Topics. Evidence-based practices. Child abuse and neglect. HIV and AIDS. Bereavement and traumatic grief. Ethnic, cultural, and religious issues. Youth suicide. Gender identity and sexual orientation. Aggression and violence. Genetics: fundamentals relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry. Part IX: Special Clinical Circumstances. Psychiatric emergencies. Family transitions: challenges and resilience. Psychiatric aspects of chronic physical disorders. Children of parents with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Legal and ethical issues. Telepsychiatry. Part X: Somatic Treatments. Principles of psychopharmacology. Medications used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers. Antipsychotic medications. Alpha-adrenergics, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, buspirone, and desmopressin. Medications used for sleep. Electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. Part XI: Psychosocial Treatments. Individual psychotherapy. Parent counseling, psychoeducation, and parent support groups. Behavioral parent training. Family therapy. Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents. Cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. Motivational interviewing. Systems of care, wraparound services, and home-based services. Milieu treatment: inpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential programs. Part XII: Consultation. School-based interventions. Collaborating with primary care. Juvenile justice. Index.
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