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DSM-5 (R) Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health


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ContributorsPrefaceIntroduction: Our Conceptualization of the CasesAcknowledgmentsPart I: Classic Cases Introduction to Classic CasesIntroduction to Classic CasesChapter 1. Trouble Paying Attention: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderChapter 2. Trouble With Transitions: Does My Child Have Autism?Chapter 3. Living in Her Parents' Shadow: Separation Anxiety DisorderChapter 4. Chatterbox at Home: Selective MutismChapter 5. Everything Bothers Her: Major Depressive DisorderChapter 6. Excessively Silly: Bipolar DisorderChapter 7. Life of the Party: Chronic Marijuana UseChapter 8. Jerking Movements: An Adolescent With PsychosisChapter 9. She Just Won't Eat a Thing: Anorexia NervosaChapter 10. I Just Can't Stop: Tourette's DisorderChapter 11. He's Always Exhausted: Disordered Sleep in an AdolescentChapter 12. The World Is a Very Dirty Place: Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderPart II: Comorbid ComplexityIntroduction to Comorbid ComplexityChapter 13. Stealing the Car: Disruptive Behavior in an AdolescentChapter 14. Zero Tolerance: Threats to Harm a Teacher in Elementary SchoolChapter 15. Anxious Adolescent in the Emergency Room: Misuse of Prescription MedicationsChapter 16. The Worried Child: A Child With Multiple Anxiety DisordersChapter 17. Affective Storms: A Careful Assessment of Rage AttacksChapter 18. Struggling in School: Language and Reading DifficultiesChapter 19. Abdominal Pain in a Child With Inflammatory Bowel DiseasePart III: Toughest Cases: Diagnostic and Treatment DilemmasIntroduction to Toughest CasesChapter 20. Frequent Tantrums: Oppositional Behavior in a Young ChildChapter 21. Toddler With Temper Tantrums: A Careful Assessment of a Dysregulated Preschool ChildChapter 22. Won't Leave His Room: Clinical High Risk for Developing PsychosisChapter 23. Cutting Helps Me Feel Better: Nonsuicidal Self-InjuryChapter 24. From Foster Care to the State Hospital: Psychotic Symptoms in a Child Who Is the Victim of NeglectPart IV: Kids in Crisis: Psychopathology in the Context of Social StressorsIntroduction to Kids in CrisisChapter 25. Suicidal Ideation After Supervised Visits With Biological Mom: Depressed Mood in a Child in Foster CareChapter 26. The Legacy of War: Irritability and Anger in an Adolescent RefugeeChapter 27. Moody Child: Depression in the Context of Parental DivorceChapter 28. Without My Mom, I'm Not Me: Childhood BereavementChapter 29. Never Met a Stranger: Disinhibited Attachment in a ToddlerPart V: Diagnostic and Treatment Decision MakingChapter 30. Diagnostic Decision MakingChapter 31. Research and Clinical Perspectives on Diagnostic and Treatment Decision Making: Whence the Future?Subject IndexIndex of Cases by Diagnosis

About the Author

Cathryn A. Galanter, M.D., is Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. Peter S. Jensen, M.D., is Professor and Director of Research for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas; and President/CEO of The REACH Institute in New York, New York.


DSM-5 Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health is a great resource for cliniciansand students of child and adolescent mental health. With 29 cases of varying difficulty, even themost experienced practitioner will find this book valuable. The case-based format is well-doneand the consistent organization of each chapter allows for easy navigation and quick reference.The comprehensive discussion of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological principlesprovides a unique opportunity to learn how leaders in the field approach realistic clinicalscenarios. -- Erik Loraas, M.D., Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, PGY-4 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC November/December AACAP News

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