Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition

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Charles H. Zeanah
Guilford Publications, Oct 4, 2018 - Medical - 678 pages
The definitive reference in the field--now significantly revised with 75% new material--this volume examines typical and atypical development from birth to the preschool years and identifies what works in helping children and families at risk. Foremost experts explore neurobiological, family, and sociocultural factors in infant mental health, with a major focus on primary caregiving relationships. Risk factors for developmental problems are analyzed, and current information on disorders and disabilities of early childhood is presented. The volume showcases evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention and describes applications in mental health, primary care, child care, and child welfare settings.
 
New to This Edition:
*Chapters on genetic and epigenetic processes, executive functions, historical trauma, and neglect.
*Chapters on additional clinical problems: hyperactivity and inattention, sensory overresponsivity, and relationship-specific disorder.
*Chapters on additional interventions: attachment and biobehavioral catch-up, video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline, parent–child interaction therapy, and home visiting programs.
*Existing chapters all rewritten or revised to reflect a decade's worth of empirical and clinical advances.
 
 

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Contents

Part I Development and Context
1
Part II Risk and Protective Factors
155
Part III Assessment
257
Part IV Psychopathology
297
Part V Intervention
481
Part VI Applications of Infant Mental Health
567
Author Index
637
Subject Index
661
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Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD, is the Mary Peters Sellars-Polchow Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. He serves as Executive Director of the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. He also directs the Tulane Infant Team, a community-based intervention program for abused and neglected infants and toddlers in the New Orleans area. Dr. Zeanah has a longstanding interest in infant mental health, with clinical and research foci including the effects of adverse early experiences on the development of young children, attachment and its development in high-risk environments, psychopathology in early childhood, and infant–parent relationships. He is the recipient of honors including the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the Blanche F. Ittelson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry from the APA. Dr. Zeanah is a Distinguished Life Fellow of AACAP and the APA and a Board Member of Zero to Three. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Bucharest and the University of Glasgow.
 
 

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