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Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Edited by Mina K. Dulcan, M.D.
1,104 pages
ISBN 978-1-58562-323-5
Hardcover Also Available In: Online at
Item #62323

Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a fresh look at the field of child mental health. It is useful to trainees and practitioners in a variety of specialties, providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive text in child and adolescent psychiatry as presented by more than 110 contributors who distill their knowledge and expertise into a single authoritative volume.

Both the organization of the original text and the structure of the chapters have been overhauled to better communicate the clinical art and wisdom of child psychiatry while remaining grounded firmly in clinical science. Each chapter highlights what we know about evidence-based practices in assessment and treatment, while sections on future research point toward current pressing questions. At the end of each chapter are educational summary points. Of the 65 chapters, 56 feature new lead authors, chosen to represent the expertise of disciplines ranging from pediatrics and neurology to sleep medicine and family therapy. Among its key features:

  • Chapters on evaluation are developmentally focused, with a separate chapter for each age range.
  • The section on diagnosis and assessment has been reconfigured and includes a new chapter on neurological examination and the use of EEG and imaging.
  • Eighteen chapters on specific disorders encompass clinical description, diagnosis, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, prevention, prognosis, evaluation, treatment approaches, and research directions.
  • Special topics include new chapters on bereavement and traumatic grief; ethnic, cultural, and religious issues; aggression and violence; and fundamentals of genetics relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Additional chapters address special clinical considerations such as children of ill parents, legal/ethical issues, and telepsychiatry.
  • Wide-ranging emphasis on treatment—expanded from seven to eighteen chapters—includes psychopharmacology, brain-based innovative treatments, and a spectrum of psychosocial approaches that focus on individual, family, therapeutic milieu, and systemic models of care.
  • A new section on consultation provides guidance on interactions with schools, primary care practitioners, and the juvenile justice system.

Scholarly and practical, Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a core resource for child and adolescent psychiatry training and will also serve as a reference for practitioners in psychiatry, pediatrics, neurology, psychology, nursing, and social work.

Preface. Additional resources. Part I: A Developmental View of Assessment. Assessing infants and toddlers. Assessing the preschool-age child. Assessing the elementary school�age child. Assessing adolescents. Part II: Diagnosis and Approaches to Assessment. Classification of psychiatric disorders. The process of assessment and diagnosis. Diagnostic interviews. Rating scales. Pediatric evaluation and laboratory testing. Neurological examination, electroencephalography, and neuroimaging. Psychological and neuropsychological testing. Part III: Developmental Disorders. Intellectual disability (mental retardation). Autism spectrum disorders. Developmental disorders of learning, communication, and motor skills. Part IV: Axis I Psychiatric Disorders of Behavior. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Substance abuse and addictions. Part V: Axis I Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Depression and dysthymia. Bipolar disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, social phobia, and selective mutism. Separation anxiety disorder and school refusal. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Part VI: Psychoses. Early onset schizophrenia. Part VII: Disorders Affecting Somatic Function. Obesity. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Tic disorders. Elimination disorders. Sleep disorders. Part VIII: Special Topics. Evidence-based practices. Child abuse and neglect. HIV and AIDS. Bereavement and traumatic grief. Ethnic, cultural, and religious issues. Youth suicide. Gender identity and sexual orientation. Aggression and violence. Genetics: fundamentals relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry. Part IX: Special Clinical Circumstances. Psychiatric emergencies. Family transitions: challenges and resilience. Psychiatric aspects of chronic physical disorders. Children of parents with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Legal and ethical issues. Telepsychiatry. Part X: Somatic Treatments. Principles of psychopharmacology. Medications used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers. Antipsychotic medications. Alpha-adrenergics, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, buspirone, and desmopressin. Medications used for sleep. Electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. Part XI: Psychosocial Treatments. Individual psychotherapy. Parent counseling, psychoeducation, and parent support groups. Behavioral parent training. Family therapy. Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents. Cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. Motivational interviewing. Systems of care, wraparound services, and home-based services. Milieu treatment: inpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential programs. Part XII: Consultation. School-based interventions. Collaborating with primary care. Juvenile justice. Index.

"The arrival of Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is cause for celebration. In this evidence-based, practice-focused, comprehensive volume, Dulcan and her contributors have raised the bar for contemporary textbooks of child and adolescent psychiatry. Likely to become a “classic” that will spawn many more editions over the years, this highly readable text will proficiently serve not only trainees and seasoned practitioners in child and adolescent psychiatry, but those in general psychiatry, pediatrics, and other health care fields as well."—Joel Yager, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles; Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

"This is a must-have resource for all practitioners interested in childhood mental disorders, especially those in training and those preparing for board and maintenance of certification exams. Leading authorities provide comprehensive yet concise state-of-the-knowledge reviews for every important topic in the field. Valuable summary tables provide a useful organization to the information. This is the most important child and adolescent psychiatry textbook currently available."—Robert L. Hendren, D.O., Prof of Psychiatry; Tsakopoulos-Vismara Chair & Executive Director, M.I.N.D. Inst; Chief, Child & Adol Psychiatry, UC Davis; Pres, American Academy of Child & Adol Psychiatry

"Contains a comprehensive presentation of clinical rating scales and semistructured interview techniques—without losing the child developmental context. The summary bullet points at the end of each chapter offer an especially valuable take-away message."—John F. McDermott, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii School of Medicine; Past Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Ann J. Abramowitz, Ph.D.
L. Eugene Arnold, M.D., M.Ed.
Miya R. Asato, M.D.
William R. Beardslee, M.D.
Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Tami Benton, M.D.
Gail A. Bernstein, M.D.
Joseph Biederman, M.D.
Boris Birmaher, M.D.
David A. Brent, M.D.
Larry K. Brown, M.D.
Oscar G. Bukstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Sharon Cain, M.D.
Lee Carlisle, M.D.
Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D.
Marcia L. Caron, M.A.
Teresa Marino Carper, M.S.
Anil Chacko, Ph.D.
Colleen Cicchetti, Ph.D.
Judith A. Cohen, M.D.
Brent Collett, Ph.D.
Sucheta D. Connolly, M.D.
Daniel F. Connor, M.D.
Christoph U. Correll, M.D.
Paul Croarkin, D.O.
Steven P. Cuffe, M.D.
Eric Daleiden, Ph.D.
Arman Danielyan, M.D.
Peter T. Daniolos, M.D.
Deborah Deas, M.D, M.P.H.
Mary Lynn Dell, M.D., M.T.S., Th.M.
Jon Dennis, M.D., M.P.H.
Mina K. Dulcan, M.D.
Kamryn T. Eddy, Ph.D.
Graham J. Emslie, M.D.
Robert L. Findling, M.D.
Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Daniel A. Geller, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P.
Mary Margaret Gleason, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Tina R. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Karen R. Gouze, Ph.D.
Meredith L. Gunlicks-Stoessel, Ph.D.
Jeffrey M. Halperin, Ph.D.
John Hamilton, M.D., M.Sc.
David Herzog, M.D.
Anna Ivanenko, M.D., Ph.D.
Iliyan Ivanov, M.D.
Rachel H. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Kyle P. Johnson, M.D.
Paramjit T. Joshi, M.D.
Nina M. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Myra M. Kamran, M.D.
Amy Kim, M.D.
Bryan H. King, M.D.
Alexander Kolevzon, M.D.
Robert A. Kowatch, M.D., Ph.D.
Louis Kraus, M.D.
Jon S. Kuniyoshi, M.D., Ph.D.
Anlee D. Kuo, J.D., M.D.
John V. Lavigne, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Alison Leary, Ph.D.
Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D.
Kelly Walker Lowry, Ph.D.
Joan Luby, M.D.
Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D.
Jacqueline L. Martin, Ph.D.
D. Richard Martini, M.D.
Taryn L. Mayes, M.S.
Jon M. McClellan, M.D.
James J. McGough, M.D.
Amy N. Mendenhall, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Stephanie E. Meyer, Ph.D.
Edwin J. Mikkelsen, M.D.
Noah L. Miller, M.D.
Laura Mufson, Ph.D.
Kathleen Myers, M.D., M.P.H.
Paul Nagy, M.S., L.P.C., L.C.A.S., C.C.S.
Stanley F. Nelson, M.D.
Jeffrey H. Newcorn, M.D.
Wanjiku Njoroge, M.D.
John D. O�Brien, M.D.
April A. Peters, M.Div.
Theodore A. Petti, M.D., M.P.H.
Linda J. Pfiffner, Ph.D.
Karen Pierce, M.D.
Sigita Plioplys, M.D.
Steven R. Pliszka, M.D.
Yann Poncin, M.D.
Kayla Pope, M.D., J.D.
Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D.
Jay A. Salpekar, M.D.
Lawrence Scahill, M.S.N., Ph.D.
John B. Sikorski, M.D.
Thomas J. Spencer, M.D.
Liza M. Su�rez, Ph.D.
L. Read Sulik, M.D.
Mini Tandon, D.O.
Peter E. Tanguay, M.D.
Lenore Terr, M.D.
Christopher R. Thomas, M.D.
Karen Toth, Ph.D.
Kenneth E. Towbin, M.D.
Andrea M. Victor, Ph.D.
Froma Walsh, Ph.D.
Heather J. Walter, M.D., M.P.H.
Richard Wendel, D.Min.
Alexander Westphal, M.D.
Laura B. Whiteley, M.D.
Timothy E. Wilens, M.D.
Joseph Woolston, M.D.
Charles H. Zeanah, M.D.
Kenneth J. Zucker, Ph.D.

Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., is Osterman Professor of Child Psychiatry and Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Memorial Hospital; Head of the Warren Wright Adolescent Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.