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Clinical Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Edited by Sarah Huline-Dickens

Price: £30.00

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Published: Mar 2014

Format: Paperback

Number of pages: 416

ISBN: 9781909726178

Clinical Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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.

Readership:  Mental healthcare professionals working with children and adolescents.

About the editor:
Sarah Huline-Dickens – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Plymouth Community Healthcare and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth.

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“The chapters include many summary tables and figures, all helpfully listed in the contents pages, which allows the reader to easily locate specific areas of interest within the text.  As a higher specialist trainee in child and adolescent psychiatry, this particular aspect of the book is invaluable to me.”

- The British Journal of Psychiatry



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