This book concerning only
child psychiatric disorders is the first to introduce cerebral imaging in child
psychiatry It presents the main morphological and functional brain imaging methods
that can be used in a child and develops their physiopathological and therapeutical
interest The twentieth century was the century of the development of morphological
cerebral imaging by tomodensitometry (TDM) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
In recent years new brain imaging methods were used in adults with neurological
lesions, and more recently in adults with psychiatric disorders. Now it is also
possible to use, most of these morphological and functional brain imaging methods
in children. This book presents the main morphological and functional brain imaging
methods that we can use in the child. Two main applications are developped: physiopathological
and therapeutical interest. The physiopathological approach is of a great interest,
coupled with clinical evaluation in psychomotor disorders like hyperkinetic or
Tourette syndrom, and in developmental disorders like autistic syndrom, mental
retardation, Rett Syndrom ...