Diagnostic Dilemmas in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Philosophical Perspectives

Paperback | April 13, 2014

EditorChristian Perring, Lloyd Wells

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Though many of the ethical issues important in adult mental health are of relevance in the child, there are a considerable number of issues special to children. Many of the dilemmas faced pertain to diagnosis, treatment, the protection of the child, as well as the child's own developingintelligence and moral judgement. In addition, there are cases where the interests of the parents may conflict with the interests of the child. For example, the interests of a mother with schizophrenia might best be served by her continuing to look after her child, but the child's interests mightrequire that a substitute placement be found. Diagnostic Dilemmas in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is the first in the IPPP series to explore this highly complex topic. It brings together a collection of clinicians and philosophers who consider a range of topics central to the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents affected bymental disorders.

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Though many of the ethical issues important in adult mental health are of relevance in the child, there are a considerable number of issues special to children. Many of the dilemmas faced pertain to diagnosis, treatment, the protection of the child, as well as the child's own developingintelligence and moral judgement. In addition, the...

Christian Perring is Professor of Philosophy at Dowling College, NY. He has academic degrees from Oxford University, King's College London, and Princeton University. He is a member of the executive council for the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and he is the editor of Metapsychology Online Reviews. His r...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:April 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section One: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues1. Christian Perring and Lloyd A. Wells: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues: Background and Introduction2. Fayez El-Gabalawi: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Conceptual and Diagnostic Issues3. Leen De Vreese: The Concept of Disease and our Responsibility for Children4. Jorid Moen: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry between Neuroscience and the Family Perspective: a Pragmatist Approach5. Benjamin Lovett and S. Brian Hood: Comoribidity in Diagnosis of Children and Adolescents: Conceptual Complications6. Christian Perring: Are Relationship Problems Disorders?7. Robyn Bluhm: 'Moving Parts get Broken': Neuroimaging Research and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry8. Lloyd A. Wells: Psychiatric Nosology in Children and Adolescents: Past, Present, FutureSection Two: Particular Disorders9. Christian Perring and Lloyd A. Wells: Particular Disorders: Background and Introduction10. John Z Sadler: Conduct Disorder as a vice-laden diagnostic concept11. Sara Worley: Conduct- and Oppositional-Defiant Disorders: Pathologizing the Normal12. Jennifer Vande Voort: Depression in Children and Adolescents13. Lloyd A. Wells: Bipolar Disorder in Historical Perspective14. Bhanu Prakash Kolla: The Beginning of Wisdom is calling things by their Right Name: A Critique of the Broad Concept of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder using the Robins and Guze model