Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Volume 236

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Charles H. Zeanah
Guilford Press, 2000 - Psychology - 588 pages
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This completely revised and updated second edition of the Handbook of Infant Mental Health reflects tremendous advances in theory, research, and practice that have taken place over the past decade. Grounded in a relational view of infancy, the volume offers a broad interdisciplinary analysis of the developmental, clinical, and social aspects of mental health from birth to age three. A comprehensive array of topics is covered, including development of the infant in context; developmental psychopathology; frequently encountered disorders of infancy; approaches to clinical assessment and intervention; and social policy applications. Chapters, most of which have new authorship, are written from a variety of scholarly and clinical perspectives. Entirely new chapters address such emerging areas of concern as the psychology and psychopathology of pregnancy, the neurobiology of foetal and infant development, assessment of the infant caregiver relationship, and a mental status exam for infants. Other new chapters examine gender identity disorder, infant massage, and training in infant mental health.

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Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Vice-Chairman of Psychiatry, and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He also directs an intensive intervention program for maltreated infants and toddlers in the New Orleans area. During the past two decades, his clinical and research interests have concerned development and psychopathology in the early years. A member of the MacArthur Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development, Dr. Zeanah serves on the editorial board of the Infant Mental Health Journal and is Editor of The Signal, a newsletter of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

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