Treating Child and Adolescent Mental Illness

Treating Child and Adolescent Mental Illness

A Practical, All-in-one Guide

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Fifteen million children in the U.S. have diagnosable psychiatric or learning disorders, yet nearly 70% don’t receive the help they need.

Norton Pub
Indeed, the numberof practitioners trained in treating children and adolescents falls far short ofwhat’s called for. As a result, first-line practitioners, school counselors, therapists,and social workers—whether medically trained or not—are often called uponto be familiar with psychopathology in kids. With the types of presenting mentalhealth issues in kids growing rapidly, this accessible handbook—organizedaround a range of common disorders for easy reference—uses evidence basedpractices to clearly explain to a range of practitioners how to understand,diagnose, and treat them.
Fifteen million children in the U.S. have diagnosable psychiatric or learningdisorders, yet nearly 70% don’t receive the help they need.

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Primary care providers increasingly encounter depression and other mental disorders in children and adolescents, yet often are not trained to treat these illnesses despite the availability of effective treatments. Following an overview of historical and theoretical perspectives on these developmental stages, child and adolescent psychiatrist Shatkin (director, education and training, NYU Child Study Center) provides information and clinical studies on diagnoses from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to sleep disorders: their clinical presentation, etiology, epidemiology, clinical course, diagnosis, and treatment. Further information on psychopharmacology for this population is appended; in regard to suicide, he believes that the good antidepressants do outweighs their risks. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393705454
Branch Call Number: 618.9289 SHA
Characteristics: xviii, 387 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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