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.
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