Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

By (author) Mina K. Dulcan MD, Rachel R. Ballard MD, Poonam Jha MD, Julie M. Sadhu MD

Paperback - £43.00

Publication date:

14 August 2017

Length of book:

478 pages


American Psychiatric Association Publishing



ISBN-13: 9781615370788

Much like the patients on which it focuses, the field of pediatric mental health continues to grow and develop. Among other advances, the body of clinical research and the number of empirically supported treatments have grown, evaluation practices have been refined, and awareness of emotional and behavioral problems in youth has increased.

Stay up-to-date on significant DSM-5 changes to psychiatric nomenclature and criteria—and the developments that have spurred them—with the Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

This fifth edition prunes older content while distilling and incorporating clinically relevant findings, and features:

• Reorganized diagnostic chapters that reflect updates to DSM-5 • Tables of selected diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 for quick reference• Relevant treatment methods for each section on a specific disorder or clinical situation• An informative chapter dedicated to pharmacological treatments—from stimulant medications and antidepressants to antipsychotics and anticonvulsants• Suggested additional readings for those interested in learning more about particular topics• Recommended published and on-line information resources for parents

An indispensable primer on child and adolescent psychiatry for medical and mental health students and clinical trainees, this guide also serves as an ideal, quick-reference update for practicing physicians, nurses, and advanced practice nurses.

Complex theoretical notions, new research, and areas of controversy have been simplified in the interest of brevity and ease of reference, making this a useful resource for professionals in special education, child welfare, and juvenile justice, as well as parents.

Dulcan's Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is an excellent resource for child and adolescent psychiatry practitioners, and trainees. This text is well written and extremely well organized. A particular strength of this guide is its focus upon topics relevant to child psychiatrists; inclusion of the new DSM-5 criteria; and easy access to the core elements of assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The Concise Guide broadly and comprehensively covers important areas, while providing enough depth to make it a useful review for busy clinicians, for students, and for those preparing for psychiatry examinations. I buy this book with each new edition and recommend it for my faculty and trainees.