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Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine

Edited by Richard J. Shaw, M.B., B.S., and David R. DeMaso, M.D.

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The Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine provides a comprehensive, empirically based knowledge of assessment and treatment issues in children and adolescents with physical illness. Scholarly, authoritative, and evidence based, it is the first volume of its kind and will help to define the field going forward.

Addressing a very wide range of medical subspecialties, this volume is a first step for researchers who want to obtain a review of the psychiatric issues in their respective specialties. In addition, the book offers many special features, including

  • An exceptionally strong section on psychopharmacology in the medical setting, which is complemented by a comprehensive set of reference tables on psychopharmacological agents, including doses, side effects, and indications for use in the physically ill child.
  • Definitive chapters on less commonly reviewed topics that are of particular relevance for clinicians who treat physically ill children, including pediatric palliative care, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and pediatric feeding disorders.
  • Coverage of key legal and forensic issues in pediatric psychosomatic medicine.
  • Presentation of material in graphical and tabular formats for maximal usefulness, including templates of specific questions for assessing common psychiatric symptoms and flowcharts illustrating step-by-step approaches to pain and somatoform disorders.
  • Relevance to a broad range of professionals, including psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychologists, nurses, medical students, and social workers who work with children in medical settings.
  • May be adopted as a textbook for psychology undergraduate classes, social work internships, and both general and child psychiatry residency training programs.

The editors are recognized both nationally and internationally as being among the foremost experts for their respective fields, and they have assembled the leading practitioners of pediatric psychosomatic medicine to create this volume. The only complete text on pediatric psychosomatic medicine, this volume is destined to prove seminal in the field and indispensable in the clinician's library.


  • Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Chapter 2. Adaptation and Coping in Chronic Childhood Physical Illness
  • Chapter 3. The Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine Assessment
  • Chapter 4. Legal and Forensic Issues
  • Chapter 5. Delirium
  • Chapter 6. Mood Disorders
  • Chapter 7. Anxiety Symptoms and Disorders
  • Chapter 8. Somatoform Disorders
  • Chapter 9. Pediatric Pain
  • Chapter 10. Eating Disorders
  • Chapter 11. Pediatric Feeding Disorders
  • Chapter 12. Munchausen by Proxy
  • Chapter 13. Treatment Adherence
  • Chapter 14. Pediatric Critical Care
  • Chapter 15. Pediatric Oncology
  • Chapter 16. Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Chapter 17. Sickle Cell Disease
  • Chapter 18. Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Chapter 19. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
  • Chapter 20. Respiratory Illness
  • Chapter 21. Heart Disease
  • Chapter 22. Organ Transplantation
  • Chapter 23. Renal Disease
  • Chapter 24. Rheumatology
  • Chapter 25. Infectious Diseases
  • Chapter 26. Neurological Disease
  • Chapter 27. Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 28. Individual Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 29. Family Interventions
  • Chapter 30. Psychopharmacology in the Physically Ill Child
  • Chapter 31. Preparation for Procedures
  • Index


    Brandon S. Aylward, M.A., Catherine C. Ayoub, R.N., Ed.D.
    Ana Margareth Siqueira Bassols, M.D.
    Rinad S. Beidas, M.A.
    Tami D. Benton, M.D.
    Dr. Mark Berelowitz, M.B., B.Ch., M.Phil.,F.R.C.Psych.
    Rebecca S. Bernard, Ph.D.
    Doug Bodin, Ph.D., A.B.P.P./C.N.
    Melanie J. Bonner, Ph.D.
    Abigail Bosk, B.A.
    Richard Bourne, J.D., Ph.D.
    Michael Bowden, B.Med., FRANZCP, Cert. Adv.
    Training Child & Adol. Psych.
    Michelle R. Brown, Ph.D.
    Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
    Brenda Bursch, Ph.D.
    John V. Campo, M.D.
    Brian P. Daly, Ph.D.
    David R. DeMaso, M.D.
    Dennis Drotar, Ph.D.
    Valsamma Eapen, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., F.R.C.Psych., FRANZCP
    David A. Fedele, M.S.
    Mina K. Fisher, M.D.
    Reiner Frank, M.D.
    Gregory K. Fritz, M.D.
    Hongyun Gao, M.D., Ph.D.
    Richard H. Gilchrist, M.D.
    Stuart J. Goldman, M.D.
    Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, M.D.
    Gary J. Gosselin, M.D.
    Danielle Guild, B.A.
    Jessica W. Guite, Ph.D.
    Jonathan Hirshberg, B.A.
    Patricia Ibeziako, M.D.
    Dr. Yesheswini Kamaraju, M.D., Fellowship in
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Anne E. Kazak, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
    Nina Kirz, M.D.
    Carol M. Larroque, M.D.
    James Lock, M.D., Ph.D.
    Victor Mardini, M.D.
    D. Richard Martini, M.D.
    Lauren Mednick, Ph.D.
    Elaine C. Meyer, Ph.D., R.N.
    Bruce D. Miller, M.D.
    Larry L. Mullins, Ph.D.
    Timothy D. Nelson, Ph.D.
    Robert B. Noll, Ph.D.
    Olayinka O. Omigbodun, M.B., B.S., M.P.H.,
    F.M.C.Psych., FWACP
    Maryland Pao, M.D.
    Eve S. Puffer, Ph.D.
    Philip L. Rambo, M.S.
    Sneha Rao, B.A.
    John Sargent, M.D.
    Jan N.M. Schieveld, M.D., Ph.D.
    Samantha Set, B.A.
    Richard J. Shaw, M.B., B.S.
    Eyal Shemesh, M.D.
    Beth A. Smith, M.D.
    Carolyn Snell, M.S.
    Barbara Sourkes, Ph.D.
    Eve G. Spratt, M.D., M.S.C.R.
    Amy Staples, M.D., M.P.H.
    Margaret L. Stuber, M.D.
    Eva Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D.
    Rachel A. Tunick, Ph.D.
    Susan Beckwitt Turkel, M.D.
    Victoria W. Willard, M.A.
    Amy Wisniewski, Ph.D.
    Craig Wong, M.D., M.P.H.
    Beatrice L. Wood, Ph.D.
    Keith Owen Yeates, Ph.D., A.B.P.P./C.N.

About the Authors

Richard J. Shaw, M.B., B.S., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Division of Child Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consult Service at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

David R. DeMaso, M.D., is Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Chairman of Psychiatry, and Leon Eisenberg Chair in Psychiatry at Children's Hospital Boston and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

This is an essential volume for all child psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health professionals who treat children or adolescents. Drs. Shaw and Demaso edit a volume that offers a remarkable compendium of essential clinical topics. Beginning with general assessment guidelines, the book reviews basic diagnostic categories and then provides detailed descriptions of psychiatric issues in a variety of discrete medical and surgical disorders. Evidence-based treatments are outlined throughout its pages. This textbook will be the standard by which all other volumes that cover this clinical population will be judged.—Thomas N. Wise, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Congratulations to all the authors and the two editors for this definitive and timely textbook on pediatric psychosomatic medicine. It fills a much needed gap in the field. Comprehensive, practical, and evidence-based, this new work is a must read for all practitioners who care about children's physical and mental health.—Thomas F. Anders, M.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, Past President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychosomatic pediatric psychiatry is one of the most complex specialties of medicine. This textbook manages to provide practitioners with all the necessary tools to successfully operate in this domain and provide children, parents, and pediatricians with much needed support and assistance in managing the overlap between psychiatric and pediatric illness. The authors are to be congratulated on an excellent contribution.—Hans Steiner, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Stanford University, School of Medicine

This is an excellent tool for physicians in primary care and psychiatry, residents, students, and therapists to use as a reference as well as standard textbook for treating pediatric patients.—Shalini Chawla, MD, Doody Enterprises, Inc., 10/1/2010

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