Medical And Mental Health During Childhood: Psychosocial Perspectives And Positive Outcomes by Laura NaborsMedical And Mental Health During Childhood: Psychosocial Perspectives And Positive Outcomes by Laura Nabors

Medical And Mental Health During Childhood: Psychosocial Perspectives And Positive Outcomes

byLaura Nabors

Hardcover | June 15, 2016

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This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of medical and mental illness in children, detailing how psychological, academic, and social functioning can be enhanced - and inherent challenges overcome - in young patients. The volume describes best-practices in depth, including how to ensure accurate diagnosis, developmentally appropriate treatment, and effective coordination between medical and school personnel. It discusses common medical conditions (e.g., asthma, cancer, diabetes) and mental health conditions (e.g., autism, ADHD, depression), emphasizing the critical role of health education in promoting optimal outcomes.

Topics featured in this text include:

  • Screening and diagnosis practices for children with medical and mental illness.
  • Chronic and condition-related pain in children.
  • Medical fears that may interfere with treatment and positive health behaviors
  • Health education and coping strategies for children.
  • Recommendations for family-directed interventions.
  • Illustrative case studies and review questions.

Medical and Mental Health During Childhoodis an essential text for graduate students as well as a valuable reference for researchers, professors, and clinicians in clinical child and school psychology, social work, public health, family studies, educational psychology and counseling, health education, and allied disciplines.


Laura Nabors, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Health Promotion and Education Program, in the School of Human Services, in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, at the University of Cincinnati. She is also a diplomat in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology for the American Board of Professional Psyc...
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Title:Medical And Mental Health During Childhood: Psychosocial Perspectives And Positive OutcomesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:June 15, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319311158

ISBN - 13:9783319311159

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Review of Supports for Children in Schools and in the Community.- Chapter 2. Asthma.- Chapter 3. Diabetes.- Chapter 4. Pain.- Chapter 5. Cancer.- Chapter 6. Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Chapter 7. Anxiety.- Chapter 8. Depression.- Chapter 9. Conduct Disorders.- Chapter 10. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.- Chapter 11. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"The textbook reviews medical and mental illnesses in children . . the author did cite current articles, and many of the intervention sections provided research evidence for specific interventions . . this book may be useful to those with limited or no understanding of childhood physical and mental health impairments." (Linda C. Caterino, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (7), February, 2017)"Nabors has created a compendium of materials that can be used as either a classroom textbook or resource for practitioners, parents, school staff, or medical providers. Both undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on pediatric psychology and child/adolescent services would find this book easy to adapt. . This book is a great start and contributes important and meaningful information, easily read and understood, for health educators from varied specialties. The benefits could be life saving!" (Sharon Berry, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Vol. 26, 2017)