The case studies in this book provide a unique source of material suitable for all practitioners and trainers. The book gives detailed descriptions of common cases seen in specialist child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) including depression, learning disabilities, Asperger’s syndrome, anorexia, deliberate self harm and schizophrenia. Subject reviews and summaries in each chapter aid comprehension, and explanatory figures, boxed text and lists make the content easy to recall. The book illustrates practical ways of managing and treating cases in an evidence-based manner. This resource is vital for child and adolescent mental health services practitioners, including psychiatrists, psychologists, specialist child health nurses and social workers. Trainee child and adolescent mental health services practitioners will also find the information invaluable.
Table of Contents
Oppositional defiant behavior. Adolescent depression. School refusal. Intellectual (learning) disability. Parental divorce and separation. Looked after child. Asperger’s syndrome. Anorexia nervosa. Hyperkinetic disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder. Somatization. Conduct disorder. Post traumatic stress disorder. Deliberate self-harm I: overdose. Deliberate self-harm II: self-injury. Schizophrenia.