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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials by Keith Cheng MD, Kathleen M. Myers MD MPH MS FAACAP

By Keith Cheng MD, Kathleen M. Myers MD MPH MS FAACAP

Baby and Adolescent Psychiatry: The necessities, moment version provides accomplished but useful information regarding psychiatric difficulties in little ones and youth that may be utilized in a wide selection of medical settings. Written via either psychiatrists and first care companies, this concise and readable textual content is split into 4 sections on overview, particular problems, exact concerns, and therapy. scientific case reports toughen the foremost issues in each one bankruptcy and tables current at-a-glance info on psychotropic medications for varied issues. This version has fifty percentage new contributing authors, additional information on comparing polypharmaceutic techniques, and new chapters on fetal alcohol syndrome, dietary psychiatry, and evidence-based psychotherapies.

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Baldwin and Dadds have recently reported similarly good functioning of both parent and child versions in cross-cultural samples. This scale has become the favored 40 41 anxiety-rating scale for research and clinical work. However, in 2008, van Gastel and Ferdinand did not find support for the MASC as a valid screening instrument for DSM-IV disorders, so additional research may be warranted. The Screen for Child Anxiety-Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) was developed by Birmaher and colleagues with youth presenting to a mood and anxiety disorders clinic.

While the diagnosis of ASD is best determined by a multidisciplinary multimethod assessment, a number of scales can help in gathering relevant information about the child's behavior. These screening scales are most appropriately used as aids for identifying children who require more extensive diagnostic evaluation. The Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) was originally developed by Rutter and colleagues as the Autism Screening Questionnaire. It is based on the Autism Diagnostic Interview, and items correspond to DSM-IV criteria for the diagnosis of autism.

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