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Behavior Disorders of Childhood

Behavior Disorders of Childhood - 5th edition

Behavior Disorders of Childhood - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780130987846

ISBN10: 0130987840

Behavior Disorders of Childhood by Rita Wicks-Nelson and Allen C. Israel - ISBN 9780130987846
Edition: 5TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Behavior Disorders of Childhood by Rita Wicks-Nelson and Allen C. Israel - ISBN 9780130987846

ISBN13: 9780130987846

ISBN10: 0130987840

Edition: 5TH 03

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For undergraduate or introductory-level graduate courses that address Childhood/Adolescent Behavioral Problems/Child Psychopathology.

This comprehensive, research-based introduction to childhood behavior disorders provides a sensitive and thorough examination of the field by covering its central issues, theoretical and methodological underpinnings, descriptions and discussions of numerous disorders, clinical and research information, and treatment approaches. Rich with illustrations and examples, it highlights the newest areas of research and clinical work within the various disorders, stressing empirically supported treatments and the prevention of behavior problems.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

NOTE: All chapters end with a summary.

1. Introduction.

What Is Disordered Behavior?
How Common Are Behavioral Disorders of Youth?
Are Developmental Level and Disorders Related?
Gender Differences: Who Is at Greater Risk?
Historical Influences.
Current Themes and Emphases.
Clinical Work with Young Children.

2. Disordered Behavior: The Developmental Psychopathology Perspective.

Taking a Perspective.
Developmental Psychopathology: An Overview.
What Is Development?
How Development Occurs: Multicausality.
Searching for Causal Processes.
Pathways of Development.
Risk and Resilience.
Continuity and Change.
Examples from Developmental Psychopathology.

3. Influences and Risks in the Developmental Process.

Brain and Nervous System: Basic Structure and Function.
Nervous System and Risk for Disordered Behavior.
Genetic Context.
Learning and Cognition.
Sociocultural Context: An Overview.
Family Context, Divorce, and Maltreatment.
Community and Societal Context.

4. Research: Its Role and Methods.

Fundamentals of Research.
Basic Methods of Research.
Quantitative and Qualitative Strategies.
Cross-Sectional, Longitudinal, and Sequential Strategies.
Retrospective and Prospective Strategies.
Ethical Issues in Research.

5. Classification, Assessment, and Treatment.

Classification and Diagnosis.
Youth as Special Clients.

6. Anxiety Disorders.

An Introduction to Internalizing Disorders.
Defining and Classifying Anxiety Disorders.
Specific Phobias.
Social Phobia.
Separation Anxiety and School Refusal.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder.
Reactions to Traumatic Events.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Etiology of Anxiety Disorders.
Assessment of Anxiety Disorders.
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders.

7. Mood Disorders.

What Is Depression?
The Classification of Mood Disorders.
Developmental Course.
Influences on the Development of Mood Disorders.
Assessment of Depression.
Treatment of Mood Disorders.

8. Conduct Disorders.

Description and Classification.
A Trio of Conduct-Related Behaviors: Violence, Bullying, Substance Use/Abuse.
Developmental Course.

9. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Changing Ideas About ADHD.
Current Classification and Diagnosis.
Primary Clinical Features.
Associated Characteristics.
DSM-IV Subtypes of ADHD.
Conceptualizing ADHD.
Co-Occurring Externalizing and Internalizing Disorders.
Developmental Course and Outcome.

10. Learning and Language Disorders.

Unusual Abilities, Unmet Needs.
Definitional Concerns.
Language Disorders.
Learning Disorders: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.
Social and Behavioral Problems.
Motivational Factors.
Etiology of Language and Reading Disorders.
Assessing Language and Learning Disorders.
Interventions for Language and Learning Disorders.
Educational Issues.

11. Mental Retardation.

Definition and Classification.
The Nature of Intelligence.
Adaptive Functioning.
Characteristics of Youth with Retardation.
Etiology and Risks for Retardation.
Developmental Course and Considerations.
Family Coping and Accommodation.

12. Autism and Schizophrenia.

A Bit of History: Autism and Schizophrenia.
Autistic Disorder.

13. Disorders of Basic Physical Functions.

Problems of Elimination.
Sleep Problems.
Problems of Eating.

14. Psychological Factors Affecting Mental Condition.

Historical Context.
Psychological and Family Influences on Medical Conditions.
Consequences of Chronic Conditions.
Facilitating Medical Treatment.
The Dying Child.

15. Evolving Concerns for Youth.

Preventing Behavioral Disorder.
Who Cares for Children: Family Issues.
Mental Health Services for Youth.
Youth in the Global Society.