Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence: A Neuropsychological Approach

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Andrew S. Davis, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Dec 20, 2012 - Psychology - 864 pages
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This text presents a comprehensive overview of the psychopathological disorders of childhood and adolescence from a brain-based perspective. Based upon the highly respected Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology, this text covers all of the major pediatric disorders described in the DSM-IV-TR, while also offering hard-to-find coverage of childhood cognitive disorders that have not been addressed sufficiently in the DSM and other child psychopathology texts.

Each chapter includes the etiology of each disorder (including genetics), its prevalence, clinical presentation, assessment considerations, and evidence-based treatments. Additionally, the volume features all-new material on neuroimaging in diagnosis and a comprehensive, real-life case study for each disorder to enhance student and clinician understanding. Designed for graduate-level courses in child and adolescent psychopathology, this affordable text will also be a convenient resource for clinicians.

Key Features:

  • Presents a current, comprehensive overview of pychopathological disorders of childhood and adolescence from a brain-based perspective
  • Includes cognitive disorders in children not well-covered in the DSM and other texts, including traumatic brain injury, seizures, pediatric HIV and other infectious conditions, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and perinatal-related complications
  • Provides comprehensive case studies in each chapter, giving students a real-world understanding of assessment and diagnosis
  • Addresses proposed changes to be included in the DSM-V
  • Covers all-new material on neuroimaging in diagnosis

 

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Contents

1 Introduction to the Neuropsychology of Childhood Psychopathology
1
2 Consideration of Neuroimaging in Differential Diagnosis
9
3 Psychopathology of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
27
4 Psychopathology of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
51
5 Psychopathology of Dyslexia and Reading Disorders
109
6 Psychopathology of Mathematics Disorder and Dyscalculia
133
7 Psychopathology of Disorders of Written Expression and Dysgraphia
145
8 Psychopathology of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
163
Perinatal Complications
445
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
461
LongTerm Outcome Following Preterm Birth
485
Periventricular Leukomalacia
505
The Dystrophinopathies
527
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
543
Down Syndrome
569
Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies
581

9 Psychopathology of Developmental Coordination Disorder and Developmental Dyspraxia
187
10 Psychopathology of Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders of Childhood
207
11 Psychopathology of Auditory Processing Disorders
221
12 Psychopathology of AttentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder
241
13 Psychopathology of Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
267
14 Psychopathology of Eating Disorders
289
15 Psychopathology of Pediatric Tic Disorders
319
16 Psychopathology of Reactive Attachment Disorder
337
17 Psychopathology of Pediatric Substance Abuse
363
18 Psychopathology of Mood Disorders
385
19 Psychopathology of Anxiety Disorders
419
Central Nervous System Cancers Anaplastic Medulloblastoma
607
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
637
Infectious Diseases of the Central Nervous System
665
Pediatric HIVAIDS
689
Seizure Disorders
707
Toxic Exposure
729
Traumatic Brain Injury
745
Neurofibromatosis
773
Sleep Disorders
793
Index
827
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Andrew S. Davis, PhD, HSPP, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, and the Clinical Director of Neurobehavioral Health, a neuropsychology practice located in Muncie, IN. He has published or presented well over 100 scholarly works in the fields of neuropsychology and school psychology. His research interests are primarily focused on applied and theoretical aspects of clinical neuropsychology. This includes the neuropsychological functioning of neurologically and psychiatrically impaired individuals and psychometric issues in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Davis's current research interests include the relationship between cortical and subcortical sensory-motor functioning and higher-order abilities, predictors of early reading ability, executive functioning, and neuropsychological variables in patients with ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. He is the current coordinator of the Neuropsychology in Schools Special Interest Group of the National Association of School Psychologists. He has authored over 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, guest-edited journal issues, and is the editor of the recently published Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology.

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