Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third by Mina K. Dulcan

By Mina K. Dulcan

Concise consultant to baby and Adolescent Psychiatry is a perfect source for novicesApractical, easy-to-understand, and sufficiently small to hold in a jacket pocket. The 3rd version of this helpful reference summarizes primary info on psychological healthiness concerns affecting young children and teens, together with: -Basic info on review, prognosis, and remedy making plans -Sections on particular issues, together with epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, path and diagnosis, overview and differential analysis, therapy tracking, and proper interventions -Details on treatment plans, together with psychosocial and psychopharmacological ways -Simplified details on theoretical and learn foundations, with references for additional interpreting the entire important simple details is right here, geared up for simple reference with a close desk of contents, index, tables, figures, and different charts for speedy entry. The 3rd variation has been accelerated and up-to-date to mirror the newest study at the emotional and behavioral states of youngsters and young people. Readers will locate new concepts for prognosis and remedy, in addition to up to date details from DSM-IV-TR. Concise consultant to baby and Adolescent Psychiatry, 3rd variation, is a useful source for these simply starting to deal with baby psychiatry sufferers. handy and reasonable, itAs additionally a great on-the-spot reference for day-by-day use within the sanatorium.

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Toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools) (h) is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli (i) is often forgetful in daily activities (2) six (or more) of the following symptoms of hyperactivity– impulsivity have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level: Hyperactivity (a) often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat (b) often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected (c) often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate (in adolescents or adults, may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness) (d) often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly (e) is often “on the go” or often acts as if “driven by a motor” (f) often talks excessively 26 TABLE 3–1.

Toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools) (h) is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli (i) is often forgetful in daily activities (2) six (or more) of the following symptoms of hyperactivity– impulsivity have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level: Hyperactivity (a) often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat (b) often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected (c) often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate (in adolescents or adults, may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness) (d) often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly (e) is often “on the go” or often acts as if “driven by a motor” (f) often talks excessively 26 TABLE 3–1.

6. 7. 8. 9. Dimensions of temperament Activity level Rhythmicity (regularity and predictability of biological functions) Approach to or withdrawal from novel stimuli Adaptability to environmental change Intensity of reaction Threshold of responsiveness (intensity of stimulation required to evoke a response) Quality of mood (positive, neutral, or negative) Distractibility Attention span and persistence Source. Adapted from Thomas A, Chess S: Temperament in Clinical Practice. New York, Guilford, 1986.

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