Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders, and Treatment

by Joan L. Luby
Editor Joan L. Luby

Guilford Publications | July 10, 2006 | Hardcover |

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This important volume comprehensively explores the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, detailing how the growing empirical knowledge base may lead to improved interventions for young children and their families. Leading contributors examine advances in the conceptualization and diagnosis of early-onset disruptive disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, eating and sleeping disorders, autism, and other clinical problems. Promising treatment strategies are described, including developmentally specific behavioral and play therapies, and available evidence for their effectiveness is presented. The literature on preschool psychopharmacology is also reviewed. Throughout, the discussion is grounded in the many recent advances on normative developmental processes in the preschool period.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 430 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 10, 2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593853130

ISBN - 13: 9781593853136

Found in: Health and Well Being
Appropriate for ages: 2 - 6

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Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders, and Treatment

Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders, and Treatment

by Joan L. Luby
Editor Joan L. Luby

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 430 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 10, 2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593853130

ISBN - 13: 9781593853136

About the Book

This important volume comprehensively explores the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, detailing how the growing empirical knowledge base may lead to improved interventions for young children and their families. Leading contributors examine advances in the conceptualization and diagnosis of early-onset disruptive disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, eating and sleeping disorders, autism, and other clinical problems. Promising treatment strategies are described, including developmentally specific behavioral and play therapies, and available evidence for their effectiveness is presented. The database on preschool psychopharmacology is also reviewed. Throughout, the discussion is grounded in the many recent advances on normative developmental processes in the preschool period.

Table of Contents

I. Normative Development in the Preschool Period 1. Social Development: Psychological Understanding, Self-Understanding, and Relationships, Ross A. Thompson , Rebecca Goodvin , and Sara Meyer 2. Emotional Competence: Implications for Social Functioning, Susanne A. Denham 3. Cognitive Development, Amy K. Heffelfinger and Christine Mrakotsky II. Mental Disorders Arising in the Preschool Period 4. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Kenneth W. Steinhoff , Mark Lerner , Audrey Kapilinski , Ron Kotkin , Sharon Wigal , Robin Steinberg-Epstein , Tim Wigal , and James M. Swanson 5. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Carol M. Rockhill , Brent R. Collett , Jon M. McClellan , and Matthew L. Speltz 6. Eating Disorders, Irene Chatoor and Deepa Khushlani 7. Anxiety Disorders, Helen Link Egger and Adrian Angold 8. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Clinical Guidelines and Research Findings, Michael S. Scheeringa 9. Sleep Disorders, Melissa M. Burnham , Erika E. Gaylor , and Thomas F. Anders 10. Mood Disorders: Phenomenology and a Developmental Emotion Reactivity Model, Joan L. Luby and Andy C. Belden 11. Attachment Disorders, Brian S. Stafford and Charles H. Zeanah 12. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Somer L. Bishop and Catherine Lord III. Assessment and Intervention in the Preschool Period 13. Neuropsychological Assessment, Christine Mrakotsky and Amy K. Heffelfinger 14. Psychopharmacology, Joan L. Luby 15. Play Therapy: Integrating Clinical and Developmental Perspectives, Anne Leland Benham and
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This important volume comprehensively explores the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, detailing how the growing empirical knowledge base may lead to improved interventions for young children and their families. Leading contributors examine advances in the conceptualization and diagnosis of early-onset disruptive disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, eating and sleeping disorders, autism, and other clinical problems. Promising treatment strategies are described, including developmentally specific behavioral and play therapies, and available evidence for their effectiveness is presented. The literature on preschool psychopharmacology is also reviewed. Throughout, the discussion is grounded in the many recent advances on normative developmental processes in the preschool period.

About the Author

Joan L. Luby, MD, is an infant/preschool psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she is the founder and director of the Early Emotional Development Program. This clinical and research program focusing on mood disorders in preschool children was the first of its kind nationally. Dr. Luby has been awarded grants from the National Institute of Mental Heath and the National Alliance for Schizophrenia and Depression, which have supported her research on the phenomenology of early-onset mood disorders. She currently chairs the Infancy Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and serves on several scientific advisory groups focused on the development of age-appropriate diagnostic criteria for preschool disorders.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a gold mine for professionals working in the burgeoning field of preschool mental health! Beginning with a rich overview of normative social, emotional, and cognitive development, the book continues with state-of-the-science chapters on the signs, symptoms, and probable causes of mental disorders that arise in the early years. Within a solid developmental framework that acknowledges the multiple forces that shape children''s mental health, leading researchers and clinicians shine light on proven and promising practices in assessment and intervention, as well as unanswered questions and current controversies. My hope is that this excellent resource will be used not only by mental health practitioners, but also by the policymakers who determine whether or not young children and their families get the help they need in order to develop optimal mental health."--Martha Farrell Erickson, PhD, Harris Programs, Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota "In recent years, increased attention has been paid to identifying and understanding mental health problems in preschoolers. This superb volume is a strong testament to the advances that have occurred in both research knowledge and clinical practice. The work represented in this exciting volume will stimulate further growth in our comprehension and treatment of high-risk youngsters. This timely and important volume belongs in the libraries of graduate students and professionals in the fields of c
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