1st Edition

Child Mental Health in Primary Care

By D. Phillips Copyright 2001

    This book helps general practitioners, health visitors and other professionals working in primary care to assess, manage and refer children and adolescents with mental health problems. School medical officers, social workers and educational psychologists, many of whom are in the front line of mental health provision for children and young people, will also find it particularly useful. Each problem is covered in a uniform way, with definitions, assessment outlines, detailed management options and indications for referral. Numerous case examples further illuminate aspects of many conditions. The book supports service provision in the new primary care environment, and forms a comprehensive practical guide to the full range of difficulties and disabilities affecting the mental health of children and young people.

    Part 1: Introduction 1. Assessment in Child Mental Health 2. Referral, Consent and Confidentiality 3. Cultural and Ethnic Issues Part 2: Problems that may Present at any Age 4. Temperament and Resilience 5. Disorders of Language and Social Development 6. Behaviour Problems 7. Family Issues 8. Separation, Divorce and Reconstituted Families 9. Chronic Paediatric Illness 10. Effects of Parental Mental Illness on Children and Families 11. Child Abuse 12. Sexualised Behaviour 13. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Adjustment Disorder 14. Death, Dying and Bereavement 15. Imaginary Friends, Voices and Psychosis Part 3: Problems that may Present in the First Few Years 16. Postnatal Depression 17. Crying and Colic 18. Feeding Problems in Pre-School Children 19. Sleep Problems 20. Breath-Holding 21. Head-Banging and Body-Rocking Part 4: Problems that may Present in School-Age Children 22. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 23. Specific and Generalised Learning Disability 24. Bullying 25. Enuresis 26. Faecal Soiling/Encopresis 27. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 28. Anxiety, Worry, Fears and Phobias 29. School Refusal 30. Recurrent Abdominal Pain 31. Physical Presentations of Emotional Distress 32. Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome Part 5: Problems that Present Mainly in Adolescence 33. Depression 34. Overdose and Other Self-Harm 35. Eating Disorders 36. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 37. Substance Misuse Part 6: Detailed Treatment Options 38. Behavioural Techniques for use by Enthusiastic Professionals in Primary Care 39. Formulary


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