Presents a comprehensive summary of the most recent empirical findings on the prevalence, nature, and treatment of specific childhood and adolescent disorders. The volume is divided into three sections. Section One covers general issues in the scientific study of mental disorders. The chapters in Section Two will cover definition and classification, epidemiology, risk factors, course and outcome, etiologic factors, and treatment. The third and final section contains a chapter on progress and unresolved issues in the field with some recommendations for future studies.
This book is written by experts in the field with a comprehensive range of the most recent research findings, and provides an invaluable reference source for the understanding of the current status of specific developmental psychopathology.