Clinical Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Author: Sarah Huline-Dickens


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  • ISBN: 9781909726178
  • Author: Sarah Huline-Dickens
  • Publ Date: 2014-02-28
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 384
  • Imprint: RCP PSYCH PUB *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 243190

Table of Contents :

Introduction. Chapter 1, Fabrication and induction of illness in children. Chapter 2, Personality disorders as disorganisation of attachment and affect regulation. Chapter 3, Post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment: possible links with borderline personality disorder. Chapter 4, Management of antisocial behaviour in childhood. Chapter 5, Pharmacology for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. Chapter 6, Pharmacology for anxiety and obsessive - compulsive disorders, affective disorders and schizophrenia. Chapter 7, Pharmacological management of core and comorbid symptoms in autism spectrum disorder. Chapter 8, Pharmacological treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Chapter 9, Cognitive - behavioural therapy with children, young people and families: from individual to systemic therapy. Chapter 10, Anxiety disorders. Chapter 11, Somatising: clinical presentations and aetiological factors. Chapter 12, Somatising: management and outcomes. Chapter 13, Evaluating psychological treatments for children with autism. Chapter 14, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: assessment and treatment. Chapter 15, Adolescent schizophrenia. Chapter 16, Tourette syndrome. Chapter 17, Sleep disorders. Chapter 18, Self-harm in adolescents Alison Wood. Chapter 19, Adolescent substance misuse: an update on behaviours and treatments. Chapter 20, Eating disorders. Chapter 21, Gender dysphoria in young people. Chapter 22, The psychiatry of 0- to 4-year-olds.


However much policy material is produced, the real function of most child psychiatrists is to assess and treat mental disorders in childhood and adolescence. This is a comprehensive update on the field that will inform the clinical practice of all child and adolescent mental health professionals. The authors bring the medical perspective to bear on psychopathology and demonstrate that our understanding of childhood psychiatric disorders, their origins and their treatments are improving. They write with a particular focus on four contemporary themes - continuity into adult life, the integration of biological and social aetiology, the influence of neuroscience, and the increasing use of research and evidence - and take into account recent changes in DSM-5. Some chapters have been specially commissioned for this book, while previous versions of the others have been published in the journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment and have now been fully revised and updated in line with the four themes. The new chapters include disorders in 0- to 4-year-olds, Tourette syndrome and the clinically significant topic of anxiety. Other topics include: autism spectrum disorders, behavioural and affective disorders, pharmacology and psychological therapies, fabrication and induction of illness, and gender dysphoria. All the topics covered are central to the work of practising child and adolescent mental health professionals, and many will also be relevant to paediatricians, psychologists, social workers, and trainees in all these fields.

Author Biography:

Sarah Huline-Dickens - Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth.


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