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Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition
Edited by Mina K. Dulcan, MD
American Psychiatric Association Publishing / Hardcover / Oct 2021
9781615373277 (ISBN-10: 1615373276)
Child Psychiatry
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Already a foundational resource in the field, Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has been updated in the third edition, including the latest research and clinical advances. An expanded chapter on telehealth acknowledges the changes and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and also discusses e-mental health options that support primary care providers, who are often the front line in mental health treatment. Two completely new chapters on pediatric consultation liaison psychiatry examine the history, clinical practice models, scope of interventions, and pharmacological considerations that are relevant to treatment of medically ill children and those seen in primary care—more important than ever, with the significant increase in the number of children with mental health care needs who are seen by pediatricians.

In addition, readers will find thorough, DSM-5-aligned insight from dozens of experts on:

Neurodevelopmental and other psychiatric disorders, including disorders affecting somatic function, with clinical descriptions, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment options, and more
A full range of psychosocial treatments, including those focused on both individuals and families, as well as therapeutic milieus and systemic models of care
The principles and application of psychopharmacology, from antidepressants to antipsychotic medications to mood stabilizers and medications for ADHD
Specialized issues, including cultural and religious considerations, gender and sexual diversity, and legal and ethical issues

Each chapter features summary points for ease of reference and extensive references for continued study.

Working with young patients, who are changing and evolving with age throughout the course of treatment, and their families presents very real and distinct challenges. This latest edition of Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, family physicians, general psychiatrists, child neurologists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, psychiatric social workers, and other practitioners the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to treat children and adolescents effectively.


This latest edition of Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry continues to cement the Textbook's position as one of the leading resources for not only child and adolescent psychiatrists but all those in the mental health and medical fields who work with children, adolescents and their families with mental health challenges.The new edition brings the present edition up-to-date but also adds some relevant expansions related to telehealth, e-mental health, and pediatric consultation liaison psychiatry.Treatments, both psychosocial and pharmacological, are discussed in depth as well as integrated into chapters devoted to diagnostic groups.I particularly like the summary points at the end of each chapter which focus the reader on specifics of what to explore for more detailed information.The book continues to be an exhaustive resource, totally readable and accessible, one that should be in all of our libraries for quick reference or detailed exploration, whichever is indicated.—Sandra Sexson, M.D., DFAACAP, DFAPA, FACPSYCH, Professor and Chief, Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia

Mina Dulcan has succeeded in editing an outstanding third edition of Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, demonstrating why this text is foundational for child and adolescent psychiatrists and other pediatric mental health professionals. This new edition is concise, current, comprehensive, and easy to use, providing the practical and actionable guidance that clinicians need when treating children and families. The state-of-the art reviews by thought leaders in the field give the clinician the cutting-edge approaches needed to provide evidence-based care, while at the same time providing references that support the science. The new text has expanded on the use of evidence-based rating scales, telehealth utilization and practice, and emerging technologies to give clinicians and educators the tools and knowledge that are required to manage the increasing complexity of mental health service provisions and requirements for measurement-based practice. Dr. Dulcan has identified the most relevant issues for child psychiatry in the increasingly complex health care environment, and chapter authors provide clear guidance needed to advance practice. This is an invaluable resource for child and adolescent psychiatry practice—especially now in our rapidly changing mental health care environment.—Tami D. Benton, M.D., Fredrick Allen Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, continues to be an outstanding resource in the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with psychiatric disorders for persons across a wide breadth of disciplines and training. Each chapter is led by national leaders in the field that effectively communicate the evidence base for the assessment of children by development stage, the epidemiology, assessment and treatment of child psychiatric disorders, and clinically relevant cross-cutting topics.—Bonnie T. Zima, M.D., MPH, Professor-in-Residence, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Vice Chair for Faculty Development Associate, Chair for Academic Affairs, Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Services & Society UCLA-Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior

Table of Contents:

Preface to the Third Edition
Additional Resources

Part I: Assessment and Diagnosis
Chapter 1: Process of Assessment and Diagnosis
Chapter 2: Assessing Infants and Toddlers
Chapter 3: Assessing the Preschool-Age Child
Chapter 4: Assessing the Elementary School–Age Child
Chapter 5: Assessing Adolescents
Chapter 6: Neurological Examination, Electroencephalography, Neuroimaging, and Neuropsychological Testing

Part II: Neurodevelopmental and Other Psychiatric Disorders

Chapter 7: Intellectual Disability
Chapter 8: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 9: Communication Disorders, Specific Learning Disorder, and Motor Disorder
Chapter 10: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 11: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder
Chapter 12: Substance Use Disorders and Addictions
Chapter 13: Depressive and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorders
Chapter 14: Bipolar Disorder
Chapter 15: Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 16: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
Chapter 17: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Chapter 18: Early Onset Schizophrenia

Part III: Disorders Affecting Somatic Function
Chapter 19: Eating and Feeding Disorders
Chapter 20: Tic Disorders
Chapter 21: Elimination Disorders
Chapter 22: Sleep-Wake Disorders

Part IV: Special Topics
Chapter 23: Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 24: Child Abuse and Neglect
Chapter 25: Cultural and Religious Issues
Chapter 26: Youth Suicide
Chapter 27: Gender and Sexual Diversity in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 28: Aggression and Violence
Chapter 29: Psychiatric Emergencies
Chapter 30: Family Transitions: Challenges and Resilience
Chapter 31: Legal and Ethical Issues
Chapter 32: Telemental Health and e-Mental Health Applications With Children and Adolescents

Part V: Pharmacological Treatments
Chapter 33: Principles of Psychopharmacology
Chapter 34: Medications Used for ADHD
Chapter 35: Antidepressants
Chapter 36: Mood Stabilizers
Chapter 37: Antipsychotic Medications

Part VI: Psychosocial Treatments
Chapter 38: Individual Psychotherapy
Chapter 39: Parent Counseling, Psychoeducation, and Parent Support Groups
Chapter 40: Behavioral Parent Training
Chapter 41: Family-Based Assessment and Treatment
Chapter 42: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents
Chapter 43: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety and Depression
Chapter 44: Motivational Interviewing
Chapter 45: Systems of Care, Wraparound Services, and Home-Based Services
Chapter 46: Milieu Treatment: Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential Programs

Part VII: Consultation
Chapter 47: School-Based Interventions
Chapter 48: Collaborating With Primary Care
Chapter 49: Collaborating With Inpatient and Subspecialty Pediatrics

About the Editor:

Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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