Academic journal article Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry

Seminars in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Second Edition

Academic journal article Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry

Seminars in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Second Edition

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Seminars in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Second Edition Editor: Gowers SG. Gaskell (Royal College of Psychiatrists), United Kingdom, 2005. US$60.00; pp370; ISBN: 1-904671-13-6

This book serves as both a practical guide to help trainees through their first association with the subspecialty of child and adolescent psychiatry in their rotational training schemes, as well as a textbook to serve as a study aid.

This edition consists of 22 chapters that are grouped into 5 main parts. The first part is an introductory section covering the history of child and adolescent psychiatry, normal child development, developmental theories, and influences on development. The second part discusses assessment, classification, and epidemiology as well as the importance of diagnostic implications in the early stages of life. The third part consists of chapters covering each of the main specific disorders--developmental disorders, conduct disorders, disorders of attachments, anxiety and adjustment, depression, psychosis, substance misuse, and eating disorders. However, child psychiatric disorders are not described in a comprehensive manner and are only discussed briefly. Thus, supplemental texts or materials on the various disorders will have to be referred to by psychiatric trainees preparing for the MRCPsych examinations. The fourth part of the book provides information on the major risk factors for child psychiatric disorders. The fifth and final part covers the main methods of treatment including pharmacological and psychosocial approaches and psychotherapy.

It has been 12 years since the publication of the first edition of Seminars in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Since then, the United Kingdom child and adolescent mental health services and postgraduate medical education have undergone considerable change. The second edition of this book has been extensively updated and extended, with a number of new chapters covering the major disorders and the range of service provisions. …

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