For all busy health care professionals who work with troubled children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems. Presented in a concise, practical and accessible guide to the assessment and treatment of the child in distress. The first section offers a bird's eye view of psychiatric disorder, including definitions, demography, aetiology and assessment. Section two describes the clinical picture of the more common disorders and overviews their treatment. The finer details of the most commonly used treatments are presented in section three. The style is jargon free and to the point, with an emphasis on management with tips on what to say to families.
Table of Contents
The first encounter What is a psychiatric disorder? Psychiatric issues in the medically ill child The management of the out of control child Managing the child with pain The child with developmental regression Helping the dying child and family Children who have difficulties with sleep Children who have difficulties with bladder and bowel control The psychotic and autistic child The obsessional/compulsive and Tourettes syndrome child Emotional disorders of childhood Non-accidental attempted self injury Non-accidental injury Abnormal illness behaviour in children and their family The disruptive disorders Psychiatric problems in the developmentally disabled Strategies of investigations Treatment The assessment of parenting