Section 1: Developing Competencies.
1a: Contextual Influences upon Social and Emotional Development.
1. Family and Systemic Influences 3
2. Sibling Influences 8
3. Culture and Child Development 13
Ruma Bose and Sanjida Sattar
4. Neurobehavioural Development in Infancy 18
Cindy H. Liu and Ed Tronick
5. Genetic and Biological Influences 23
1b: General Patterns of Development.
6. Clinical Evaluation of Development fromBirth to Five Years 32
Ajay Sharma and Tony O’Sullivan
7. Early Social and Emotional Experience Matters: The First Year of Life 41
8. Language Development 45
Thomas Klee and Stephanie F. Stokes
9. Development of Social Cognition 51
10. Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood 56
11. Social-Cognitive Development During Adolescence 62
Section 2: Promoting Well-Being.
12. Promoting Infant Mental Health 68
13. Promoting Children’sWell-Being 72
14. Fostering Resilience in Adolescents 78
Section 3: Attachment and Separation
15. Attachment Theory: Research and Clinical Implications 85
16. Children Bereaved by Parent or Sibling Death 92
17. Adoption and Fostering 100
Section 4: The Impact of Trauma and Maltreatment.
18. Stress and Reactions to Stress in Children 107
19. Child Maltreatment 114
20. The Neuroscience and Genetics of Childhood Maltreatment 121
Eamon McCrory, Stephane A. De Brito, and Essi Viding
Section 5: Atypical Development.
5a: Infancy and Early Childhood.
21. Feeding and Eating Disorders in Infancy and Childhood 128
22. Literacy Disorders 134
Valerie Muter and Margaret J. Snowling
5b: Middle Childhood.
23. Autism Spectrum Disorders 141
24. Somatization and Somatoform Disorders 147
25. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 153
Anita Thapar and Antonio Munoz-Solomando
26. Challenges in Child and Adolescent Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 161
Elaine Chung and Isobel Heyman
27. Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 169
Aaron Vallance and Elena Garralda
28. Childhood Behavioural Disorders 175
29. Specific Language Impairment 180
Gina Conti-Ramsden and Kevin Durkin
30. Depression and Suicidal Behaviour in Children and Adolescents 187
Julia Gledhill and Matthew Hodes
31. Eating Disorders in Adolescence 194
32. Substance Misuse in Young People 201
K.A.H. Mirza, Roshin M. Sudesh, and Sudeshni Mirza
33. Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder 210
34. Emerging Personality Disorder 217
Section 6: Assessment.
35. Diagnostic Classification: Current Dilemmas and Possible Solutions 224
36. Paediatric Neuropsychological Assessment I: An Assessment Framework 229
37. Paediatric Neuropsychological Assessment II: Domains for Assessment 234
Jane Gilmour and Bettina Hohnen
38. Assessment of Child Psychiatric Disorders 245
Helen Bruce and Navina Evans
39. Psychological Assessment 251
40. Family Therapy Assessment 255
Alexandra Mary John
Section 7: Approaches to Intervention.
41. Discovering Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics 261
David A. Mrazek
42. Cognitive–Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents 265
Cathy Creswell and Thomas G. O'Connor
43. Parenting Programmes for Conduct Problems 271
Stephen Scott and Sajid Humayun
44. Systemic and Family Approaches to Intervention 276
45. Psychotherapeutic Approaches: A Psychodynamic Perspective 281
46. Paediatric Psychopharmacology: Special Considerations 286
Paramala J. Santosh and Rakendu Suren
"This review would suggest that it would be useful for students and advanced trainees in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, or other disciplines that require a solid grounding in child development. Active practitioners will also find it useful in updating their knowledge base with a user-friendly reference book". (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, October 2012)
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"..Mutter & Snowling provide a first-rate account of literacy disorders that includes both dyslexia and reading comprehension disorder. Conti-Ramsden & Durkin’s chapter on specific language impairment is an elegant summary of the topic. Early-onset bipolar disorder by James is an admirable account of the current state of knowledge on the subject, and Taylor’s chapter on diagnostic classification describes the issues facing child and adolescent psychiatry masterfully and is opportune at a moment when DSM and ICD are going through revisions. For these chapters alone, the book is worth buying. A strength of the book is that the 46 short chapters provide something for everyone practising child psychology and psychiatry." (The British Journal of Psychiatry, February 2012)