DSM-5® Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health is a rich repository of clinical wisdom that both seasoned practitioners and child and adolescent psychiatrists studying for their board exams will find extremely useful.
DSM-5® Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health offers trainees and clinicians who provide mental health services to children and adolescents a concise but conceptually and clinically rich guide to the types of disorders commonly found in practice. The cases are either new or updated from the previous publication, which was designed as a child mental health casebook for DSM-IV-TR, and were chosen to illustrate advances in diagnosis and evidence-based assessment and treatment with DSM-5 in mind. For each case, commentaries are included from a child and adolescent psychiatrist and child psychologist (or another mental health professional), who review each vignette and address diagnostic formulation and treatment from both psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic perspectives, with attention to other modalities that might be important for clinical management. This panel approach allows for a diversity of perspectives and provides valuable, complementary insights into each case.
The book is structured in a logical, user-friendly way, with many features that facilitate and enhance learning: Cases are divided into four sections, each with an introduction by the editors, who summarize and contextualize the information presented in that part, providing a framework for understanding and building bridges to the other sections. The 29 case vignettes are fascinating, instructive, and diverse. The cases range from fairly clear diagnoses, to more complex presentations (such as when patients with comorbid conditions), to the most difficult cases (when the diagnosis is unclear, the patient has not responded to previous treatment, only limited evidence is available on the correct means of treatment, and/or the patient's psychopathology occurs in the context of extreme psychosocial stressors). The book's final part addresses diagnostic and treatment decision making and includes two chapters on clinical and research issues in the diagnosis and treatment of child psychopathology.
The book's cross-disciplinary approach makes it appropriate for clinicians and trainees from all disciplines who are involved in treating children and adolescents with mental health problems. DSM-5® Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health is unparalleled in its engaging style, up-to-date information, and expert, evidence-based guidance in conceptualizing diagnosis and treatment.
ContributorsPrefaceIntroduction: Our Conceptualization of the CasesAcknowledgmentsPart I: Classic Cases Introduction to Classic CasesIntroduction to Classic CasesChapter 1. Trouble Paying Attention: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderChapter 2. Trouble With Transitions: Does My Child Have Autism?Chapter 3. Living in Her Parents' Shadow: Separation Anxiety DisorderChapter 4. Chatterbox at Home: Selective MutismChapter 5. Everything Bothers Her: Major Depressive DisorderChapter 6. Excessively Silly: Bipolar DisorderChapter 7. Life of the Party: Chronic Marijuana UseChapter 8. Jerking Movements: An Adolescent With PsychosisChapter 9. She Just Won't Eat a Thing: Anorexia NervosaChapter 10. I Just Can't Stop: Tourette's DisorderChapter 11. He's Always Exhausted: Disordered Sleep in an AdolescentChapter 12. The World Is a Very Dirty Place: Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderPart II: Comorbid ComplexityIntroduction to Comorbid ComplexityChapter 13. Stealing the Car: Disruptive Behavior in an AdolescentChapter 14. Zero Tolerance: Threats to Harm a Teacher in Elementary SchoolChapter 15. Anxious Adolescent in the Emergency Room: Misuse of Prescription MedicationsChapter 16. The Worried Child: A Child With Multiple Anxiety DisordersChapter 17. Affective Storms: A Careful Assessment of Rage AttacksChapter 18. Struggling in School: Language and Reading DifficultiesChapter 19. Abdominal Pain in a Child With Inflammatory Bowel DiseasePart III: Toughest Cases: Diagnostic and Treatment DilemmasIntroduction to Toughest CasesChapter 20. Frequent Tantrums: Oppositional Behavior in a Young ChildChapter 21. Toddler With Temper Tantrums: A Careful Assessment of a Dysregulated Preschool ChildChapter 22. Won't Leave His Room: Clinical High Risk for Developing PsychosisChapter 23. Cutting Helps Me Feel Better: Nonsuicidal Self-InjuryChapter 24. From Foster Care to the State Hospital: Psychotic Symptoms in a Child Who Is the Victim of NeglectPart IV: Kids in Crisis: Psychopathology in the Context of Social StressorsIntroduction to Kids in CrisisChapter 25. Suicidal Ideation After Supervised Visits With Biological Mom: Depressed Mood in a Child in Foster CareChapter 26. The Legacy of War: Irritability and Anger in an Adolescent RefugeeChapter 27. Moody Child: Depression in the Context of Parental DivorceChapter 28. Without My Mom, I'm Not Me: Childhood BereavementChapter 29. Never Met a Stranger: Disinhibited Attachment in a ToddlerPart V: Diagnostic and Treatment Decision MakingChapter 30. Diagnostic Decision MakingChapter 31. Research and Clinical Perspectives on Diagnostic and Treatment Decision Making: Whence the Future?Subject IndexIndex of Cases by Diagnosis