Psychosis in Childhood and Adolescence offers an in-depth examination of the nature of psychosis, its risk factors and its manifestations in children and adolescents who experience a continuum of emotional disorders. The chapters present a hopeful, research-based framework for treatment. They emphasize combined treatment that is based on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy principles, pharmacological interventions and supportive family approaches that reflect the vulnerabilities and resources of the individual child. This text highlights the importance of thorough assessment and the need for long-term treatment that facilitates the psychotic child’s healthy maturation. Readers will benefit from the case examples that illustrate the complexity of psychosis and the discussions of diagnostic and treatment issues as presented by experienced clinicians and researchers.
Psychosis in Childhood will provide an in-depth examination of the nature of psychosis in children and adolescents for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals who work with this population. Chapters will summarize current knowledge about youth who are at risk for developing psychosis and those experiencing different phases of a psychotic disorder. Integrative therapeutic approaches will be stressed for children with early-onset schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression with psychosis, as well as for those who have posttraumatic stress disorders, developmental disorders, and eating disorders with psychotic features. Scientific findings about transient psychotic episodes and chronic psychotic disorders will be summarized, along with case illustrations in research-based frameworks for prevention and comprehensive, combined treatment. Treatment approaches discussed include combined psychotherapy and pharmacological treatments, cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and play therapy.
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
The recognition and optimal management of early psychosis in adolescence is of great importance not only for its adequate diagnosis and treatment, but also for suicide prevention. In this volume, the latest understandings are reviewed by specialists in child and adolescent psychiatry. It discusses questions such as why schizophrenic psychosis has to be differentiated from borderline personality disorders; why the problem-solving strategy in early detection of neurocognitive disorders and neuropsychiatric behavioural disorders is also relevant for the development of a clinical view of the psychotic process. Further contributions point out the choice of specific individual psychotherapeutic techniques as well as why childhood psychosis needs a full inclusion of the family in the diagnostic and therapeutic process. This publication gives a stimulating overview of the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of psychotic disturbances in adolescence. Child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatrists as well as paediatricians will find it inspiring reading.
This issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Ellen House and John Tyson, will cover key topics of importance surrounding Psychosis in Children and Adolescents. This issue is one of four selected each year by our series Consulting Editor, Dr. Harsh Trivedi. Topics discussed in this issue include but are not limited to: Prodrome, Autism, Trauma, Medical Etiologies, Mood/Anxiety, Childhood onset schizophrenia, Substance Induced, Genetics of childhood onset schizophrenia, Neurocognition in youth with psychosis, Psychopharmacologic approaches, Community Based interventions, Evidence-Based Therapies for psychosis, School based approach to yout
This leading course text and practitioner reference has been extensively revised with 90% new content, covering a broader range of child and adolescent problems in more concise chapters. Prominent authorities provide a comprehensive framework for evidence-based assessment. Presented are methods and tools for developing effective diagnoses and case formulations, building strong treatment plans, monitoring progress, and documenting outcomes. Chapters are packed with practical guidance, handy tables, and sample instruments. Illustrative case material is included. Prior edition title: Assessment of Childhood Disorders, Fourth Edition, edited by Eric J. Mash and Russell A. Barkley. New to This Edition *Many new authors and topics, reflecting over a decade of research and clinical advances. *Updated for DSM-5 and ICD-11. *Chapters on additional disorders: obsessive–compulsive disorder, persistent complex bereavement, and body dysmorphic disorder. *Chapters on transdiagnostic concerns: sleep problems, risky behaviors, and life stressors. *Four chapters on the "whys" and "hows" of using assessment in each phase of treatment. *Disorder-specific "starter kits"--lists of essential checklists, rating scales, interviews, and progress measures, including links to exemplary free measures online. See also the editors' Treatment of Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, Fourth Edition.
Psychotic disorders can be misunderstood or misdiagnosed by clinicians that deal with children, including clinical social workers, counselors, child psychiatrists, and child psychologists. Many times it is difficult for a mental health professional to determine whether the problematic behaviors exhibited are the result of an altered normal developmental process or the result of a serious mental disorder. This book provides professionals and students with the specific information needed to assess better the exact nature of what is affecting the young patient.
The First Episode of Psychosis is the ideal book for patients experiencing the frightening and confusing initial episode of psychosis, which often occurs during late adolescence or early adulthood, and which affects nearly 3% of all people over the course of their lifetime. The book covers a range of disorders, focusing on primary psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder, clearly describing symptoms, early warning signs, and treatment--information that is essential for patients and families faced with the challenges posed by psychosis. The book also discusses psychiatric evaluation, healthy lifestyle choices, and the stigma often associated with mental illnesses. Worksheets allow readers to keep records of symptoms to facilitate communication with care providers, and an extensive glossary clarifies the dizzying array of terms used by medical professionals. Optimistic, practical, and recovery-oriented, The First Episode of Psychosis will help patients and their families to take an active, informed role in their care to ensure the best possible prognosis.
Clinicians research and scientists survey the current principles and practices of using psychoactive medication to treat childhood psychiatric disorders. Organized by DSM-III diagnostic categories, this second edition explores the clinical conditions that can be treated effectively by medication such as stimulants, antipsychotics, and antidepressants. In addition, it provides a review of recent literature in the field and surveys the adverse effects of psychoactive drugs.
This volume is an outcome of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy conference on psychotic and autistic conditions in childhood and adolescence, encouraging the cross-fertilization of psychoanalytic practice and theory across the international boundaries in Europe.