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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry that involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental illness and behavior disorders in individuals younger than 18 years old. During this critical period of development, children and teens are uniquely affected by developmental disorders such as autism and behavior disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance abuse. Children and adolescents are also at risk for mood and anxiety disorders such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Books on Mental Illness and Behavior Disorders in Children

American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI), a division of the American Psychiatric Association, publishes comprehensive, evidence-based and practical textbooks and other clinical reference books on current research and treatment options for mental illness and behavior disorders in children.

Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders explains the latest research findings on neurodevelopmental disorders—including autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disorders—in the biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences in a manner that is accessible to clinicians and helpful to patients and their families.
Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry examines the latest scientific research and clinical practice in the field.
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents addresses the fundamentals of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) in youth.

View a complete list of all publications related to child and adolescent psychiatry.