Clinical Child Psychiatry

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William M. Klykylo, Jerald Kay
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 23, 2012 - Medical - 568 pages
Making a psychiatric diagnosis in children can be challenging: some clinicians say the incidence of some childhood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and ADHD, is over-diagnosed while others say they are undiagnosed, undertreated, and are a large burden on society.  The drug treatment of child psychiatric disorders can also be controversial in children and adolescents. Clinical Child Psychiatry fills the need for an objective, clinically relevant source to dispel this confusion.

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List of Contributors
Psychological Assessment of Children
Neurobiological Assessment
Educational Assessment and School Consultation
Psychiatric Assessment in Medically Ill Children
How to Plan and Tailor Treatment An Overview
Assessment of Infants and Toddlers
Play Therapy
Substance Use in Adolescents
Childhood Trauma
Attachment and its Disorders
Elimination Disorders Enuresis and Encopresis

The Eating Disorders
Developing the Conceptualization
AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Diagnosis and Assessment
Summary and Conclusions
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Comorbidity and Differential Diagnosis
Child and Adolescent Affective Disorders and their
Bipolar Disorders
Anxiety Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Learning and Communications Disorders
The Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Intellectual Disability Mental Retardation
Psychiatric Comorbid Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Neuropsychological Assessment and the Neurologically
The Somatoform Disorders
Loss Divorce Separation and Bereavement
Foster Care and Adoption

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William M. Klykylo, M.D. is Professor and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. He served at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and as a residency training director at Cincinnati and Wright State for twenty-seven years. His academic interests include developmental disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders, medical education, ethics, and health care delivery systems. 


Dr. Kay is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has served as the chair of the APA Committee on Medical Student Education, the Council on Medical Education and Career Development, the Vestermark Award Board, and the Committee on the Practice of Psychotherapy. He chairs the World Psychiatric Association Task Force on  Undergraduate and Post Graduate Curriculum as well as the APA Committee on College Mental Health.  Dr. Kay is the immediate past chair of the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee of the ACGME and the Founding Editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He has published extensively on the topics of medical and psychiatric education, medical ethics, child psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, the neurobiology of psychotherapy, and psychosocial aspects of AIDS and of cardiac transplantation. Dr. Kay serves as the Associate Director of the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center at Wright State University. He received the 2001 APA Seymour Vestermark Award for contributions to psychiatric education.

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