Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by Robert Goodman, Stephen Scott

By Robert Goodman, Stephen Scott

An advent to baby psychiatry which attracts on scientific adventure in addition to the most recent study findings. Child Psychiatry comprises many sensible pointers on profitable evaluate and therapy suggestions. Its significant other site gains over two hundred a number of selection questions and solutions to aid these getting ready for examinations, together with MRCPsych Written in an available sort by way of foreign specialists in baby psychiatry.

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Comorbidity Many children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders meet the criteria for more than one psychiatric diagnosis. For example, a child who meets the criteria for generalised anxiety disorder commonly also meets the criteria for other anxiety disorders too, including specific phobias, social phobia and separation anxiety disorder. Similarly, a child who meets the criteria for ADHD commonly also meets the criteria for oppositional-defiant or conduct disorder. For some disorders, comorbidity is the rule rather than the exception.

In: Rutter M et al. (eds) Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 5th edn. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 42–57. Further reading Jones DPH. (2003) Communicating with Vulnerable Children: A Guide for Practitioners. Gaskell, London. P1: TIX/XYZ JWST191-c02 P2: ABC Color: 1C JWST191-Goodman June 14, 2012 6:50 Trim: 244mm X 172mm CHAPTER 2 Classification The underlying principles guiding diagnostic groupings Making it useful Classification should facilitate communication among clinicians and researchers rather than be a ‘train spotting’ exercise conducted for its own sake.

Among the British White sample, there was a strong socio-economic gradient, with middle-class children and adolescents having fewer problems. Among the British Indian sample, there was no such gradient. In effect, the British Indians from all socio-economic groups did as well as the middle-class British Whites – and much the same has been shown for reading ability. Why? This is not yet known, though it is tempting to suppose that a strong cultural commitment to education could be relevant. 2 A London study showed that by comparison with British White children, British African-Caribbean children were more likely to have conduct disorders at school, but were no more likely to have conduct disorders at home.

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