Handbook of Preschool Mental Health
Development, Disorders, and Treatment
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Comprehensively exploring the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, this authoritative handbook has been thoroughly revised to incorporate important scientific and clinical advances. Leading researchers examine how behavioral and emotional problems emerge and can be treated effectively during this period of rapid developmental and brain changes. Current knowledge is presented on conduct disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attachment disorders, and sleep disorders in very young children. The volume reviews a range of interventions for preschoolers and their caregivers--including clear descriptions of clinical techniques--and discusses the strengths and limitations of the empirical evidence base.
New to This Edition
*Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest research and empirically supported treatments.
*Heightened focus on brain development and the neural correlates of disorders.
*Section on risk and resilience, including chapters on sensitive periods of development and the early environment.
*Chapters on parent-child interaction therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, attachment-based therapies, and translational approaches to early intervention.
Table of Contents
I. Developmental Psychopathology of Early-Onset Disorders: Risk and Resilience
1. Sensitive Periods of Development: Implications for Risk and Resilience, Sonya Troller-Renfree & Nathan A. Fox
2. Effects of Early Environment and Caregiving: Risk and Protective Factors in Developmental Psychopathology, Neha Navsaria, Kirsten Gilbert, Shannon Lenze, & Diana Whalen
3. Brain Development during the Preschool Period, Jessica N. Bullins, Shaili C. Jha, Rebecca C. Knickmeyer, & John H. Gilmore
II. Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Preschool Children
4. Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, Walter Matthys, Tessa Bunte, & Kim Schoemaker
5. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Mini Tandon
6. Anxiety Disorders, Chad M. Sylvester & Daniel S. Pine
7. Depressive Disorders: Phenomenology and Alterations in Emotion Processing, Joan L. Luby & Andy C. Belden
8. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Natasha Marrus & John N. Constantino
9. Attachment Disorders, Brandon Duft, Brian Stafford & Charles H. Zeanah
10. Sleep Disorders, Melissa M. Burnham, Erika E. Gaylor, & Thomas F. Anders
III. Empirically Supported Interventions for Disorders in Preschool Children
11. Parent–Child Interaction Therapy and Its Adaptations, R. Meredith Elkins, Nicholas D. Mian, Jonathan S. Comer, & Donna B. Pincus
12. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, Devi Miron & Michael S. Scheeringa
13. Attachment-Based Parent–Child Relational Therapies, Cecilia Martinez-Torteya, Katherine Rosenblum, & Sheila Marcus
14. Updates on Early Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Timing, Targets, and Mechanisms, Connie Kasari, Amanda C. Gulsrud, & Shafali Jeste
15. Updates on Preschool Psychopharmacological Treatment, Mary Margaret Gleason & Lauren Teverbaugh
16. Integrating Translational Developmental Neuroscience into Early Development for Preschool Psychopathology: A Proposed Model and Example, Michael S. Gaffrey
"This comprehensive, superbly written and edited second edition provides a vital conceptual framework for considering child mental health, with tutorials on brain development, sensitive periods, and the impact of the early caregiving environment. It examines specific disorders that appear during the preschool period and describes interventions that have proven efficacious. This book should be required reading for child mental health professionals and developmental researchers."--Charles A. Nelson III, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School; Richard David Scott Chair, Boston Children’s Hospital
"This very timely volume is a valuable resource for students and clinicians interested in the mental health of preschoolers. It has the rare virtue of being remarkably readable while providing a scholarly review of recent advances in early psychopathology and its treatment. Luby has made an important contribution to disseminating knowledge about the psychiatric conditions and therapeutic interventions of early childhood."--Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
"A masterful and nuanced revision of an outstanding work, and one that I am sure will be referred to frequently. Readers will find much that is both scientifically and clinically useful as the chapters cogently summarize the state of the science in an accessible manner. Most impressive about this second edition is the strong developmental neuroscience theme, including coverage of normative early childhood brain development and the neural substrates of particular clinical problems."--Lauren S. Wakschlag, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Scientific and Faculty Development, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University
"This second edition presents a comprehensive approach for understanding preschool mental health issues, expanding on the first edition. An increased focus on brain development and neurological issues reminds us of the biological underpinnings of development and behavior. At the same time, attention to environmental factors underscores the importance of early detection and intervention. A wide range of professionals who work with young children and their families should consider this resource as indispensable for informing their practice."--Robin L. Hojnoski, PhD, School Psychology Program, Lehigh University
"The organization of the handbook and the concise chapters divided into clinically relevant topics result in an easy to read guide on the often challenging topic of early childhood mental health. The divisions by diagnoses are the most helpful as they provide a quick but informative overview of a topic. This is a valuable resource for clinicians to use to easily reference a topic and get sufficient, but not burdensome, information. Part III is especially informative as it discusses therapies for early childhood intervention and provides only the necessary information."--Doody's Review Service, 2/2/2017
"A milestone in understanding preschool psychiatric disorders has been reached with the publication of the Handbook of Preschool Mental Health...which offers significant insights on development and its influences on the onset of preschool mental disorders....This book is a rich source of information useful to practicing clinicians, including psychiatrists, pediatricians, family physicians, psychologists, and allied professionals, and to students of medicine." (on the first edition)--Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1/1/2008
"Should appeal to professionals working with preschool age children….The book should increase awareness of mental health in preschool age children and knowledge of age-appropriate assessments, and interventions applicable to both school and home settings." (on the first edition)--Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 1/1/2007
"A well-written and comprehensive work, appropriate for use by clinicians and trainees in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, and social work. It is also a useful resource for others who work with young children, including early childhood educators and pediatricians. It does an excellent job of pointing out the role of child development in the assessment and treatment of preschool children. Thoughtful and thought provoking, it encourages consultation and collaboration among disciplines." (on the first edition)--Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 1/1/2007