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The Art of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

ISBN: 9781108720564
ISBN: 9781108720564
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The Art of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is an engaging and authoritative account of the essential skills required to practice child and adolescent psychiatry for all those working in children’s mental health, from trainees to experienced professionals in paediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy. The practical tasks of meeting the child and family, planning treatments, and working with colleagues are all covered, building on existing texts that mainly focus on diagnostic criteria, protocols, and laws. This book respects the evidence base, while also pointing out its limitations, and suggests ways in which to deal with these. Psychiatry is placed within broader frameworks including strategy, learning, management, philosophy, ethics, and interpersonal relations. With over 200 educational vignettes of the authors’ vast experience in the field, the book is also highly illustrated. The Art of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is an indispensable guide to thoughtful practice in children’s mental health.

  • Organised by task, not diagnosis, making the book practical and accessible for everyday use, whilst discussing solving real-world challenges
  • Engaging prose with witty and relevant cartoons appeals to readers
  • An extensive index and cross-referencing system ensures readers can find what they need easily, and over 1,800 references provide a useful guide for further reading
  • Over 200 vignettes from the authors’ vast experience allow readers an insight into working in a multidisciplinary network


List of figures
List of tables
Picture credits
Volume 1. Assessment: A. The child
B. Interviewing
C. The family
D. Friction
E. Formulating
F. Explaining
G. This shouldn’t happen!
Volume 2. Treatment: H. Orchestrating treatments
I. Specific treatments
J. Prescribing
K. Quality
L. Situations
M. You
N. Thinking
O. Ethics
Volume 3. Systems: P. The staff
Q. The organisation
R. Dysfunction
S. Quantity
T. Networks
U. Learning systems
V. Broader topics
Appendices: A. Base rates
B. Formal Bayes
C. Suggested reading