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-four 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
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH
'This book is well produced and clearly written. A useful book for anyone interested
or involved with children.'
'I looked through the book again and again but could not find anything missing.'
Part 3 Pre-school Postnatal sepression Crying and colic Feeding in babies and toddlers Tantrums, aggression and sibling rivalry Breath-holding Head-banging and body-rocking Part 4 Middle Childhood Anxiety, worry, fears and phobias School refusal Bullying Enuresis Faecal incontinence Tics and Tourette Syndrome Part 5 Adolescence Depression Self-harm Eating disorders Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Quentin Spender, Judith Barnsley, Alison Davies and Jenny Murphy, respectively Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust, Wolverhampton, UK; Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK; Primary Mental Health Worker, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Chichester, UK; Clinical Psychologist, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK.