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Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Second Edition
Dulcan, Mina K., M.D. (Edt)
American Psychiatric Association Publishing / Hardcover / 2015-09-01 / 1585624934
Child Psychiatry
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Since publication of the first edition, Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has become the recognized standard in child and adolescent psychiatry textbooks. In this thoroughly revised second edition, the editor and chapter authors, leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health, have again provided a complete, state-of-the-art textbook with notable updates and improvements that enhance accessibility and learning. The new edition is more concise and compact, while remaining comprehensive in scope. The number of chapters has been reduced to sharpen the book's focus on topics most relevant to clinical work. The textbook reflects the new DSM-5 classifications that all clinicians and trainees must know to function in today's health care environment.

Many other features contribute to the textbook's user-friendly design and broad appeal:

• Chapters on the disorders (neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and those affecting somatic function) have a consistent structure of definition and clinical description, diagnosis, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology and risk factors, prevention, course and prognosis, evaluation, and treatments, making it easy for readers to locate information and facilitating learning.

• The textbook is useful as both a core textbook for child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training and a reference for a wide variety of health care professionals, including pediatricians, family physicians, general psychiatrists, child neurologists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, and psychiatric social workers.

• The full range of psychosocial treatments is included, focusing on individuals, families, therapeutic milieus, and systemic models of care. The increasing emphasis on taking mental health care beyond the clinician’s office is reflected in chapters on consultations related to schools and to primary care.

• A section on specialized topics includes chapters on a range of critically important issues, including evidence-based practice, cultural and religious issues, legal and ethical issues, and telehealth.

• Each chapter in the book ends with Summary Points, take-away messages that emphasize the most important concepts and promote consolidation of knowledge.

• The section “Additional Resources” includes Selected Books for Professionals and Web Sites for Professionals, Patients, and Families, which provide avenues for further study and connections with others treating or living with mental health issues.

Reflecting both the art and the science of this fascinating field, Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Second Edition, provides authoritative, practical guidance and is a resource that mental health practitioners at all levels of experience should have on their desks and handheld devices.


Part I: Assessment and Diagnosis. The process of assessment and diagnosis. Assessing infants and toddlers. Assessing the preschool-age child. Assessing the elementary school–age child. Assessing adolescents. Neurological examination, electroencephalography, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological testing. Part II: Neurodevelopmental and Other Psychiatric Disorders. Intellectual disability. Autism spectrum disorders. Neurodevelopmental disorders: specific learning disorder, communication disorders, and motor disorders. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Substance use disorders and addictions. Depressive and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. Bipolar disorder. Anxiety disorders. Posttraumatic stress disorder and persistent complex bereavement disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Early onset schizophrenia. Part III: Disorders Affecting Somatic Function. Psychiatric aspects of chronic physical disorders. Eating and feeding disorders. Tic disorders. Elimination disorders. Sleep disorders. Part IV: Special Topics. Evidence-based practice. Child abuse and neglect. Cultural and religious issues. Youth suicide. Gender dysphoria and nonconformity. Aggression and violence. Psychiatric emergencies. Family transitions: challenges and resilience. Legal and ethical issues. Telemental health. Part V: Somatic Treatments. Principles of psychopharmacology. Medications used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers. Antipsychotic medications. Part VI: Psychosocial Treatments. Individual psychotherapy. Parent counseling, psychoeducation, and parent support groups. Behavioral parent training. Family-based assessment and treatment. Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents. Cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety and depression. Motivational interviewing. Systems of care, wraparound services, and home-based services. Milieu treatment: inpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential programs. Part VII: Consultation. School-based interventions. Collaborating with primary care. Index.

About the Editor:

Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., is Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

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