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Child and Adolescent Psychological Disorders

A Comprehensive Textbook

Edited by Sandra D. Netherton, Deborah Holmes, and C. Eugene Walker

Publication Date - 18 March 1999

ISBN: 9780195099614

624 pages
7 x 10 inches


In May 1994 The American Psychiatric Association published the most recent version of DSM-IV, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. DSM-IV is the primary diagnostic reference for mental health professionals in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and nursing. It provides brief descriptions of mental disorders in terms of their primary and associated features, age at onset, typical course, level of impairment, predisposing factors, complications, prevalence, sex ratio, and familial patterns. Although DSM-IV is one of the primary training and reference tools for mental health professionals, its scope and utility are limited. It is explicitly designed to be a diagnostic manual and therefore contains little regarding treatment -- the next step after diagnosis.
Child and Adolescent Psychological Disorders: A Comprehensive Textbook mirrors the organization of DSM-IV but goes beyond a listing of diagnostic criteria by addressing what to do after the diagnosis is made. The text includes selections written by experts in both clinical psychology and psychiatry. Each chapter reviews the current research and provides diagnostic and assessment criteria, treatment recommendations, and assessment strategies for each disorder. An ideal text for courses in child and adolescent psychopathology and clinical psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychological Disorders: A Comprehensive Textbook is also an excellent reference for practitioners.

Table of Contents

    1. Brief History of the DSM-IV and ICD-10, Sandra D. Netherton, C. Eugene Walker
    2. Mental Retardation: A Symptom and a Syndrome, Fred J. Biasini, Lisa Grupe, Lisa Huffman, and Norman W. Bray
    3. Learning and Motor Skills Disorders, Jean C. Elbert
    4. Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Communication Disorders: Childhood Language Subtypes, Lynn C. Richman and Kevin M. Wood
    5. Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Darold A. Treffert
    6. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Arthur D. Anastopoulos
    7. Disruptive Behavior: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, Thomas S. Altepeter and John N. Korger
    8. Feeding Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, Thomas R. Linscheid and Laura Bennett Murphy
    9. Tic Disorders and Stereotypic Movement Disorders, Lee H. Matthews and Michael D. Chafetz
    10. Elimination Disorders, Michael C. Luxem and Edward R. Christophersen
    11. Organic Symptoms, Kevin R. Krull and Rosario Castillo
    12. Substance-Related Disorders, Mari Radzik, Brandi Freeman, and Richard G. Mackenzie
    13. Depression and Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Nadine J. Kaslow, Shannon S. Croft, and Carrie A. Hatcher
    14. Anxiety Disorders, Christopher A. Kearney and Diane Wadiak
    15. Factitious Disorders and Factitious Disorders by Proxy, Loren Pankratz
    16. Somatoform Disorders, John V. Campo and Manuel D. Reich
    17. Dissociative Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, Heather R. Wallach and Stephen J. Dollinger
    18. Gender Identity Disorders and Transvestic Fetishes, Kenneth J. Zucker and Susan J. Bradley
    19. Eating Disorders, Stacey Steinberg Nye and Craig L. Johnson
    20. Sleep Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, Charles R. Carlson and Matthew J. Cordova
    21. Impulse Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified, Steven D. Thurber and Robert A. Dahmes
    22. Adjustment Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Stacy Overstreet, Chad C. Nelson, and E. Wayne Holden
    23. Personality Disorders, Sula Wolff
    24. Relational Problems: The Social Context of Child and Adolescent Disorders, Charles M. Borduin, Cindy M. Schaeffer, and Naamith Heiblum
    25. Problems Related to Child Abuse and Neglect, John R. Lutzker, Kathryn M. Bigelow, Cynthia Cupit Swenson, Ronald M. Doctor, and Maria Lynn Kessler
    26. Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions, Gary R. Geffken, Linda Monaco, James R. Rodrigue
    27. Noncompliance, Heather Huszti and Roberta Olson

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