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Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 2nd Edition

Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 2nd Edition

Linda Wilmshurst

ISBN: 978-1-118-84019-1 December 2014 384 Pages


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A concise guide to the fundamentals of child psychopathology, complete with the latest developments

Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Second Edition provides a concise, accessible overview of the major theories, assessment practices, and key issues. This updated Second Edition describes the significant changes in the way DSM™-5 conceptualizes disorders in children and adolescents, and includes a new chapter on child abuse, child maltreatment, and self-injurious behavior. Using practical case examples to illustrate key points, the book addresses specific disorders and problems prevalent among this age group—including anxiety, mood disorders, and traumatic stress. Each chapter features reader-friendly elements like Rapid Reference, Caution, and Don't Forget boxes that call out important information, facilitating easy look-up and quick navigation.

This invaluable resource fills the need for an overview of the most current issues and changes in the field, allowing readers to:

  • Review the development, theories, and influences in child and adolescent psychopathology
  • Understand neurodevelopmental disorders including intellectual and developmental disabilities, ADHD, and specific learning disabilities or disorders
  • Compare and contrast the manifestations of internalized vs. externalized disorders
  • Examine later-onset disorders and special topics including eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma-related disorders

The book also includes appendices on ethical conduct, assessment instruments, and IDEA 2004, providing readers the guidance and tools that can help increase positive outcomes. Whether used as a secondary text or as a professional reference, Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Second Edition provides an authoritative briefing on this evolving area of practice.

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Series Preface vii

Part I The Foundations

One Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Development, Theories, and Influences 3

Two Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Ethical Issues in Research and Practice 25

Three Issues in Clinical Decision Making: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders 42

Part II Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Four Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 73

Five Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 93

Six Specific Learning Disabilities 116

Part III Internalizing Disorders

Seven Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 143

Eight Disorders of Mood: Depression and Bipolar Disorder 171

Nine Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders 195

Part IV Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Ten Disruptive Behavior Disorders 213

Part V Later-Onset Disorders

Eleven Feeding and Eating Disorders 231

Twelve Substance-Related Disorders 252

Part VI Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Thirteen Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders 273

Fourteen Children of Diverse Cultures 294

Appendix A Codes of Ethical Conduct 317

Appendix B References for Assessment Instruments and

Resources 319

Appendix C Individuals with Disabilities Education

Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 04) 323

References 327

Index 361