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Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fifth Edition

Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., Rachel R. Ballard, M.D., Poonam Jha, M.D., and Julie M. Sadhu, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-1-61537-078-8
  • Item #37078

Description

Much like the patients on which it focuses, the field of pediatric mental health continues to grow and develop. Among other advances, the body of clinical research and the number of empirically supported treatments have grown, evaluation practices have been refined, and awareness of emotional and behavioral problems in youth has increased.

Stay up-to-date on significant DSM-5 changes to psychiatric nomenclature and criteria—and the developments that have spurred them—with the Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

This fifth edition prunes older content while distilling and incorporating clinically relevant findings, and features:

  • Reorganized diagnostic chapters that reflect updates to DSM-5
  • Tables of selected diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 for quick reference
  • Relevant treatment methods for each section on a specific disorder or clinical situation
  • An informative chapter dedicated to pharmacological treatments—from stimulant medications and antidepressants to antipsychotics and anticonvulsants
  • Suggested additional readings for those interested in learning more about particular topics
  • Recommended published and on-line information resources for parents

An indispensable primer on child and adolescent psychiatry for medical and mental health students and clinical trainees, this guide also serves as an ideal, quick-reference update for practicing physicians, nurses, and advanced practice nurses.

Complex theoretical notions, new research, and areas of controversy have been simplified in the interest of brevity and ease of reference, making this a useful resource for professionals in special education, child welfare, and juvenile justice, as well as parents.

Contents

List of Tables
About the Authors
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
Chapter 3. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Chapter 4. Schizophrenia
Chapter 5. Bipolar Disorder
Chapter 6. Depressive Disorders
Chapter 7. Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 8. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Chapter 9. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Chapter 10. Feeding and Eating Disorders
Chapter 11. Elimination Disorders
Chapter 12. Sleep-Wake Disorders
Chapter 13. Gender Dysphoria
Chapter 14. Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
Chapter 15. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Chapter 16. Special Clinical Circumstances
Chapter 17. Psychopharmacology
Chapter 18. Psychosocial Treatments
Appendix: Resources for Parents
Index

About the Authors

Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., is Margaret C. Osterman Professor of Child Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachel R. Ballard, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois; and Attending Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Poonam Jha, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois; and Attending Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Julie M. Sadhu, M.D., is Director of Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois; and Attending Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Dulcan’s Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is an excellent resource for child and adolescent psychiatry practitioners, and trainees. This text is well written and extremely well organized. A particular strength of this guide is its focus upon topics relevant to child psychiatrists; inclusion of the new DSM-5 criteria; and easy access to the core elements of assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The Concise Guide broadly and comprehensively covers important areas, while providing enough depth to make it a useful review for busy clinicians, for students, and for those preparing for psychiatry examinations. I buy this book with each new edition and recommend it for my faculty and trainees.—Tami D. Benton, M.D., FAAP, FAACAP, Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine-University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Dulcan and colleagues have done an outstanding job in summarizing the salient elements in a concise, digestible format. This guide will be helpful not only to trainees but to those preparing for MOC and more seasoned professionals looking for summaries on a variety of child mental health topics. This volume is a must for any mental health professional’s bookshelf.—Oscar G. Bukstein, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Psychiatrist-in-Chief & Vice Chairman of Psychiatry, Training Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


The fifth edition of the Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry includes important DSM-5 updates and clearly defined reviews of new and changed diagnoses. The handy size, conciseness of chapters, and readability remain as hallmarks of this classic book. This edition will continue to be the favorite reference in our division for all medical students and residents because it is replete with highlights of all important areas of child and adolescent psychiatry.—Jeffrey Hunt, M.D., Professor and Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and Combined Program in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child Psychiatry, Alpert Medical School of Brown University


This text certainly has merit for trainees who might not be exposed to the full range of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders during their clinical rotations. The material in this synopsis reminds clinicians to be mindful of disorders that might not commonly be the primary focus of psychiatric assessment. Undoubtedly this concise text will be a useful resource for initial board review/examination preparation and has been a valuable reference in preparing for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada general psychiatry examination. The authors have succeeded in developing a text to reach a broad clinical audience, because this succinct overview is presented in a straightforward manner suitable for clinicians with varying degrees of clinical expertise. The text also is a helpful reference for medical students and junior residents learning about child and adolescent psychiatry.—Matthew Morrissette, M.D., Sophia Hrycko, M.D., Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 05/01/2018

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