Understanding the Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents by Kirstin Painter

Understanding the Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents

byKirstin Painter, Maria Scannapieco

Paperback | June 15, 2015

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This text is a practical guide to informed care for youth mental health. It presents the definition, etiology, steps for diagnosis, and evidence-based treatments for all of the major mental health problems commonly found in children and adolescents. The authors combine systems of care, socialecology, and strengths-based perspectives to create sensitive criteria for diagnoses and treatment plans that can achieve long-lasting improvements.Each disorder is presented in two chapters. The first chapter discusses the DSM criteria, biological aspects of the disorder, differential diagnosing, and a case study applying the diagnostic criteria. The second chapter presents evidence-based treatments and medications and a discussion of theoutcomes of the case study from the preceding chapter. This straightforward approach makes this book highly adaptable for the classroom and beyond.

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Kirstin Painter (LCSW, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington) is the senior director of research for MHMR Tarrant and a research associate for the Center for Child Welfare in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her area of research is child and adolescent mental health. Maria Scannapieco (MSW, Temple Uni...

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Title:Understanding the Mental Health Problems of Children and AdolescentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190616423

ISBN - 13:9780190616427

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"This is a solid work and highlights important areas for understanding mental health problems in children and adolescents. The book's strengths are in the writing style and the linking of the knowledge chapters with the treatment chapters through case studies. For students new to the field ofmental health, this book provides a solid grounding for understanding disorders and possible treatments." --Mary Ruffolo, University of Michigan