Brain, Mind, and Developmental Psychopathology in Childhood, part of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions' book series "Working with Children & Adolescents" edited by Elena Garralda and Jean-Philippe Raynaud, updates the knowledge about connections between brain, mind, and developmental psychopathology. The volume illuminates our understanding of different types of psychiatric disorders in children—including autism, hyperkinetic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and childhood schizophrenia—and the effects of child maltreatment and deliberate self harm. This book describes how to integrate physical and psychological treatments for child and adolescent mental health problems and advocacy for the treatment of children and adolescents with mental health problems.
In Brain, Mind, and Developmental Phsychopathology in Childhood, a number of the most distinguished international researchers in their areas share current ideas about and future perspectives on how to understand the biological and psychosocial background for psychopathologic conditions in developing children. It underscores the need for both a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. The book considers the future of the field, including topics such as a hope for a more detailed knowledge of how the brain works, similarities and differences between the female and the male brain, and how the genes interact with the environment when the brain is shaped during fetal life and during the long period of brain maturation in the first 25 years of life. An excellent book—highly recommended.
About the Editors:
M. Elena Garralda is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Imperial College in London and an Honorary Consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry with SNWL Foundation NHS Trust.
Jean-Philippe Raynaud is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Toulouse University and the head of the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at Toulouse University Hospital.