This book presents research aimed at understanding the clinical and socio-cultural factors that affect mental health of children and adolescents. It comprehensively covers the latest developments in the scientific study of mental health and illness of children and adolescents. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, child labour that have an impact on the mental health of children.
About the Author
Eric Taylor Professor Taylor has headed the child psychiatry department at the Institute for 15 years, as well as chairing an interdisciplinary research group on the childhood problems that lead to poor adult mental health. He is a leading psychiatrist who received Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by NARSAD.Frank Verhulst is professor and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is author of over 400 peer reviewed articles and has published 15 books in the Dutch language and 6 books in the English language. He was editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and is currently Editor at Large of the Journal of the American academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry, member of the Dutch Health Council and member of the board of the Dutch Medical Research Council.John Wong Chee Meng is Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Psychological Medicine, NUHS. Dr Wong is an established clinician with a wide repertoire of clinical skills and experiences in psychiatry, medical teaching, research, and organizational management
Table of Contents
From the contentsMental health challenges of children around the world.- Early intervention program.- Epidemiology of mental disorders – cross-cultural comparison.- Neurobiology of autism.- Psychopathology of depression, ADHD, phobias, etc.-Suicidal behaviour.- Psychological therapies.- Pharmacotherapy.- Child services around the world.- Diagnoses, cultural validity, and Prevalence.- Treatments, institutions, services.- Brain conditions, mechanisms, toxins, infections incl. HIV.- Cultural attitudes, stigma, place of children, Child labour & exploitation.- Refugees, migration.- Ethics, law, child protection/ Training.