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Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Edited by Mina K. Dulcan, M.D.

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Already a foundational resource in the field, Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has been updated in the third edition, including the latest research and clinical advances. An expanded chapter on telehealth acknowledges the changes and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and also discusses e-mental health options that support primary care providers, who are often the front line in mental health treatment. Two completely new chapters on pediatric consultation liaison psychiatry examine the history, clinical practice models, scope of interventions, and pharmacological considerations that are relevant to treatment of medically ill children and those seen in primary care—more important than ever, with the significant increase in the number of children with mental health care needs who are seen by pediatricians.

In addition, readers will find thorough, DSM-5-aligned insight from dozens of experts on:

  • Neurodevelopmental and other psychiatric disorders, including disorders affecting somatic function, with clinical descriptions, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment options, and more
  • A full range of psychosocial treatments, including those focused on both individuals and families, as well as therapeutic milieus and systemic models of care
  • The principles and application of psychopharmacology, from antidepressants to antipsychotic medications to mood stabilizers and medications for ADHD
  • Specialized issues, including cultural and religious considerations, gender and sexual diversity, and legal and ethical issues

Each chapter features summary points for ease of reference and extensive references for continued study.

Working with young patients, who are changing and evolving with age throughout the course of treatment, and their families presents very real and distinct challenges. This latest edition of Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, family physicians, general psychiatrists, child neurologists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, psychiatric social workers, and other practitioners the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to treat children and adolescents effectively.


  • Contributors
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Additional Resources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 1: Process of Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 2: Assessing Infants and Toddlers
  • Chapter 3: Assessing the Preschool-Age Child
  • Chapter 4: Assessing the Elementary School–Age Child
  • Chapter 5: Assessing Adolescents
  • Chapter 6: Neurological Examination, Electroencephalography, Neuroimaging, and Neuropsychological Testing
  • Part II: Neurodevelopmental and Other Psychiatric Disorders
  • Part II: Neurodevelopmental and Other Psychiatric Disorders
  • Chapter 7: Intellectual Disability
  • Chapter 8: Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Chapter 9: Communication Disorders, Specific Learning Disorder, and Motor Disorder
  • Chapter 10: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Chapter 11: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder
  • Chapter 12: Substance Use Disorders and Addictions
  • Chapter 13: Depressive and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorders
  • Chapter 14: Bipolar Disorder
  • Chapter 15: Anxiety Disorders
  • Chapter 16: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
  • Chapter 17: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Chapter 18: Early Onset Schizophrenia
  • Part III: Disorders Affecting Somatic Function
  • Chapter 19: Eating and Feeding Disorders
  • Chapter 20: Tic Disorders
  • Chapter 21: Elimination Disorders
  • Chapter 22: Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Part IV: Special Topics
  • Chapter 23: Evidence-Based Practice
  • Chapter 24: Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Chapter 25: Cultural and Religious Issues
  • Chapter 26: Youth Suicide
  • Chapter 27: Gender and Sexual Diversity in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Chapter 28: Aggression and Violence
  • Chapter 29: Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Chapter 30: Family Transitions: Challenges and Resilience
  • Chapter 31: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Chapter 32: Telemental Health and e-Mental Health Applications With Children and Adolescents
  • Part V: Pharmacological Treatments
  • Chapter 33: Principles of Psychopharmacology
  • Chapter 34: Medications Used for ADHD
  • Chapter 35: Antidepressants
  • Chapter 36: Mood Stabilizers
  • Chapter 37: Antipsychotic Medications
  • Part VI: Psychosocial Treatments
  • Chapter 38: Individual Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 39: Parent Counseling, Psychoeducation, and Parent Support Groups
  • Chapter 40: Behavioral Parent Training
  • Chapter 41: Family-Based Assessment and Treatment
  • Chapter 42: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents
  • Chapter 43: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety and Depression
  • Chapter 44: Motivational Interviewing
  • Chapter 45: Systems of Care, Wraparound Services, and Home-Based Services
  • Chapter 46: Milieu Treatment: Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential Programs
  • Part VII: Consultation
  • Chapter 47: School-Based Interventions
  • Chapter 48: Collaborating With Primary Care
  • Chapter 49: Collaborating With Inpatient and Subspecialty Pediatrics
  • Index

About the Authors

Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

This latest edition of Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry continues to cement the Textbook’s position as one of the leading resources for not only child and adolescent psychiatrists but all those in the mental health and medical fields who work with children, adolescents and their families with mental health challenges.The new edition brings the present edition up-to-date but also adds some relevant expansions related to telehealth, e-mental health, and pediatric consultation liaison psychiatry.Treatments, both psychosocial and pharmacological, are discussed in depth as well as integrated into chapters devoted to diagnostic groups.I particularly like the summary points at the end of each chapter which focus the reader on specifics of what to explore for more detailed information.The book continues to be an exhaustive resource, totally readable and accessible, one that should be in all of our libraries for quick reference or detailed exploration, whichever is indicated.—Sandra Sexson, M.D.

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