Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Nov 25, 2018 by in PSYCHIATRY Comments Off on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

3 NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS Neurodevelopmental disorders form a new section in DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association 2013), grouping conditions with very early onset. Consistent with the overall organization of DSM-5, they are…

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Psychopharmacology

Nov 25, 2018 by in PSYCHIATRY Comments Off on Psychopharmacology

17 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY SPECIAL ISSUES FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS General Principles In the treatment of psychiatric disturbances in children and adolescents, psychopharmacology may be a key part of a multimodal treatment…

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Psychosocial Treatments

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18 PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENTS The ideal mental health service delivery system provides a continuum of care (i.e., integrated programs at all levels of intensity) in which the child and family can…

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Special Clinical Circumstances

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16 SPECIAL CLINICAL CIRCUMSTANCES This chapter covers a wide variety of situations and conditions that are not psychiatric diagnoses but in which psychiatric clinical skills may be useful or even…

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Sleep-Wake Disorders

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12 SLEEP-WAKE DISORDERS Nearly 25% of all children experience a sleep disorder at some time. Sleep complaints are related to the quality, timing, and amount of sleep. The common feature…

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Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

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15 SUBSTANCE-RELATED AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS CLINICAL DESCRIPTION DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association 2013) no longer includes separate diagnoses for substance abuse and dependence. A single list of criteria is provided for…

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Gender Dysphoria

Nov 25, 2018 by in PSYCHIATRY Comments Off on Gender Dysphoria

13 GENDER DYSPHORIA KEY CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY Sex refers to anatomical and genetic characteristics associated with being male or female. For most babies, a natal sex is assigned at birth…

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Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

Nov 25, 2018 by in PSYCHIATRY Comments Off on Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

9 TRAUMA- AND STRESSOR-RELATED DISORDERS Trauma- and stressor-related disorders are a new category in DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association 2013) that includes reactive attachment disorder, disinhibited social engagement disorder, posttraumatic stress…

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Bipolar Disorder

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5 BIPOLAR DISORDER CLINICAL DESCRIPTION DSM-5 breaks out bipolar and related disorders into their own chapter (American Psychiatric Association 2013). The DSM-5 criteria for bipolar disorders are the same for…

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Anxiety Disorders

Nov 25, 2018 by in PSYCHIATRY Comments Off on Anxiety Disorders

7 ANXIETY DISORDERS Although fears and anxiety occur normally during development (Table 7–1), anxiety disorders in children remain underrecognized and undertreated and can lead to lack of social competence, rejection…

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