This book offers empirically based approaches to assessment, treatment, and prevention of certain childhood disorders encountered by psychologists and other practitioners in child clinical and pediatric psychology settings. In so doing, it views disorders from a developmental and health psychology perspective that emphasizes prevention of problems as well as positive coping strategies. Traditional topics such as autism and childhood depression are addressed, as are topics that have only recently emerged in the psychological literature. These include childhood diabetes, headaches, psychological aspects of teenage pregnancy, and early development of substance abuse.
Table of Contents
Contents: Part I:Behavioral and Developmental Disorders. S.B. Morgan, Early Childhood Autism: Current Perspectives on Definition, Assessment, and Treatment. A.C. Houts, H. Abramson, Assessment and Treatment for Functional Childhood Enuresis and Encopresis: Toward a Partnership Between Health Psychologists and Physicians. R. Schleser, K.J. Armstrong, J.S. Allen, Jr., Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: New Directions. A.J. Finch, Jr., C.D. Casat, M.P. Carey, Depression in Children and Adolescents. Part II:Physical and Health-Related Disorders. C.R. Bene, R.C. Klesges, A.W. Meyers, Obesity in Childhood. C.L. Hanson, S.R. Onukil-Ross, Developmental Issues in the Lives of Youths with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. R.S. Johnson, K.L. Lichstein, T.J. Hoelscher, Child Migraine: Behavioral Assessment and Treatment. R.K. Mulhern, A.G. Friedman, Psychological Issues Associated with Treatment of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Part III:Special Problems of Children and Adolescents. S. White, Child Sexual Abuse: Legal, Scientific, and Clinical Issues. T.M. Okwumabua, S. Kroupa, Preventing Teenage Pregnancy: Implications from Multisystemic Theory. J. Okwumabua, Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse: Etiology and Prevention.
"...samples behavioral and developmental disorders, physical disorders, and special problems of children and adolescents and attempts to present each of the disorders from (clinical) psychological, developmental, and health perspectives. The 11 chapters meet this goal with varying success....each chapter competently reviews the relevant literature concerning etiology, assessment, and treatment of each disorder or problem."