Summary: This casebook portrays the rich and arresting nature of disorders that first manifest themselves in childhood and shows how the child's developmental patterns shape the expression of each disorder. Each case is complex and rich and demonstrates how the whole disorder works--from first manifestation through diagnosis and treatment--in a way that a case excerpt within a chapter simply can not do. Throughout the book, the author explores the DSM-IV criteria and demonstr ...show moreates the interaction between developmental and environmental influences for each disorder. The author draws on an extremely current and varied collection of cases. The breadth of the casebook is demonstrated in the variety of assessment and treatment approaches presented, as well as by the variety of age groups, ethnic backgrounds, and social strata represented in the cases. Each case is unique and individual, and yet, by the time the entire casebook is completed, the reader has developed an understanding of the similarities among the various disorders.