The first edition of this book was published to wide acclaim in 1997. Each chapter has been designed to present the key facts, concepts and emerging facets of the area, drawing on clinical experience as well as the latest research findings. These guiding principles are followed in the second edition, which has been updated to reflect the varied advances in research and clinical practice which inform the subject.
Child Psychiatry is structured into four main parts: first, an introductory section on assessment, classification and epidemiology; second, a section covering each of the main specific disorders and presentations; third, a section on the major risk factors predisposing to child psychiatric disorders; fourth, a section on the main methods of treatment. This fourth section has been substantially expanded in this second edition to provide coverage on prevention, service organisation and fostering and adoption.
Includes many practical tips on successful assessment and treatment techniques
Contains over 200 multiple choice questions and answers to assist those preparing for examinations, including MRCPsych
Written by international experts in child psychiatry
Written in an accessible style, the book will be of benefit to those at different stages of their career: as an invaluable resource for trainee psychiatrists, paediatricians and general practitioners; a textbook for undergraduate students in medicine, nursing and related fields; and as a refresher for active clinicians.
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Part I. Assessment, Classification and Epidemiology
Part II. Specific Disorders and Presentation
Part III. Risk Factors
Part IV. Treatment and Services
Part V. Multiple Choice Questions and Answers
About the Author
Robert Goodman is Professor of Brain and Behavioral Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. Stephen Scott is a senior lecturer and consultant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London and is also the editor of the Blackwell journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health.