1st Edition

Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health A Practical Guide, Volume 3

    Rewritten with the new primary care environment in mind, this greatly expanded and updated edition of Child Mental Health in Primary Care extends the structured approach of the first edition to adoelscent mental health. As in the first edition, Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health covers each problem in a uniform way, offering definitions, assessment outlines, detailed management options and indications for referral. Numerous case examples further illuminate aspects of many conditions. Comprehensive and practical, the forty-eight chapters of Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health cover the full range of difficulties and disabilities affecting the mental health of children and young people. The book is divided into three volumes, and can either be read from cover to cover or used as a resource to be consulted for guidance on specific problems. This book is vital for all healthcare professionals including general practitioners, health visitors and other staff 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 extremely useful. Reviews of the first edition: 'This very comprehensive and detailed book provides the tools for primary care health professionals not only to assess a child's needs but in many cases also to implement an initial package of care.' JUST FOR NURSES 'I have no reservation in recommending the book to all people working with children and families in any capacity. An important training text for a variety of professions. A very effective text to be used in daily practice for quick reference.' CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH 'This book is well produced and clearly written. A useful book for anyone interested or involved with children.' FAMILY PRACTICE 'I looked through the book again and again but could not find anything missing.' NURSING TIMES

    Part 6 Problems that may present at any age. Conduct disorder. Developmental disorders Part 1 - Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. Developmental disorders Part 2 - autistic spectrum disorders. Developmental disorders Part 3 - speech and language. Developmental disorders part 4 - motor development. Specific and generalised learning disability. Sleep problems. Adjustment Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Traumatic brain injury. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Recurrent abdominal pain. Physical presentations of emotional distress. Chronic paediatric illness. Part 7:Specific Issues. Consent, competence, capacity and confidentiality. Diet and exercise. Imaginary friends, voices and psychosis. Sexualised behaviour and gender issues. Stealing. Referral.


    Quentin Spender, Judith Barnsley, Alison Davies, Jenny Murphy