Abnormal Child Psychology

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Cengage Learning, Oct 30, 2008 - Psychology - 576 pages
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Through a thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology, Eric Mash and David Wolfe's ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY remains the most authoritative, scholarly, and comprehensive book in its market. Accessible to a broad range of readers, the book traces the developmental course of each disorder and shows how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interact with a child's environment. Case histories, case examples, and first-person accounts are at the heart of the text, illustrating the categorical and dimensional approaches used to describe disorders and bringing life to the theories discussed. The authors also consistently illustrate how troubled children behave in their natural settings: homes, schools, and communities. Up-to-date and forward-looking, the text covers the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional approaches to classification as well as evidence-based assessment and treatment, contemporary research, and the latest theories related to the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity model of conduct disorder, the triple vulnerability model of anxiety, the tripartite model in children, depression, and autism.
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If you have problem with naughty children, you can read this book. May be the children are not naughty, but they have problem with their personality Read full review

Contents

Preface
Introduction to Normal and Abnormal Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Theories and Causes
Research
Assessment Diagnosis and Treatment
AttentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder ADHD
Conduct Problems
Anxiety Disorders
Communication and Learning Disorders
HealthRelated and Substance Use Disorders
Eating Disorders and Related Conditions
Child Maltreatment and NonAccidental Trauma
Epilogue
Glossary
References
Name Index

Mood Disorders
Intellectual Disability Mental Retardation
Autism Spectrum Disorders and ChildhoodOnset Schizophrenia

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About the author (2008)

David A. Wolfe is a founding member of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children, and also a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), where he served as president of Division 37, Child, Youth and Family Services. Eric J. Mash is a professor of psychology at University of Calgary in Canada.

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