The DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health integrates DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and evidence-based treatment protocols into the essential companion for all clinicians who evaluate and treat children and adolescents. With its tables, figures, and suggested questions, the Pocket Guide gives readers ready access to expert advice.
The book is indispensable for all clinicians interested in improving their ability to provide evidence-based care for children and adolescents with mental distress.
Acknowledgments. Preface. Section I: Diagnosing and Treating Children and Adolescents. Introduction. Addressing Behavioral and Mental Health Problems in Community Settings. Common Clinical Concerns. The 15-Minute Pediatric Diagnostic Interview. The 30-Minute Pediatric Diagnostic Interview. Section II: Using DSM-5 With Children and Adolescents. DSM-5 Pediatric Interview. Brief Version of DSM-5. Section III: Additional Tools and Clinical Guidance. A Stepwise Approach to Differential Diagnosis. The Mental Status Examination: A Psychiatric Glossary. Selected DSM-5 Assessment Measures. Rating Scales and Alternative Diagnostic Systems. Developmental Milestones. Mental Health Treatment Planning. Psychosocial Interventions. Psychotherapeutic Interventions. Psychopharmacological Interventions. Ideas for Practice, Education, and Research.
Robert J. Hilt, M.D., FAAP, AACAP, is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Washington and Director, Partnership Access Line at Seattle Childrens Hospital.
Abraham M. Nussbaum, M.D., AACAP, is Director of the Denver Health Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Service and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.