Assessing and Treating Low Incidence/High Severity Psychological Disorders of Childhood

  • Stefan C. Dombrowski
  • Karen L. Gischlar
  • Martin Mrazik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik
    Pages 1-3
  3. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik
    Pages 5-25
  4. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik
    Pages 27-52
  5. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik
    Pages 53-79
  6. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik, Fred W. Greer III
    Pages 81-93
  7. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik
    Pages 95-122
  8. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik, Jennifer Gordon
    Pages 123-160
  9. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik, Andrea Krol
    Pages 161-180
  10. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik
    Pages 181-197
  11. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik
    Pages 199-221
  12. Stefan C. Dombrowski, Karen L. Gischlar, Martin Mrazik
    Pages 223-245
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About this book

Introduction

During the past several decades, interest in children’s psychological disorders has grown steadily within the research community, resulting in a burgeoning knowledge base. The majority of the attention and funding, not surprisingly, has focused on the more prevalent and well-known conditions. Although this raises the odds that young people with more well-known disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disorders will receive much-needed professional assessment and intervention, children with less frequently encountered disorders may experience a higher risk of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

Useful data has been scattered throughout the literature for severe-but-less-frequent childhood psychological disorders, including: fire setting; gender identity disorder; impulse control disorders (i.e., kleptomania, trichotillomania, intermittent explosive disorder); selective mutism; Munchausen by proxy; childhood schizophrenia; gang involvement; sexual offending; self-injurious behavior; and feral children. This concise volume offers up-to-date information on these conditions, which, though relatively rare, may have profound effect not only on the children themselves but also their families, friends, and the community at large. Coverage of each disorder is presented in an accessible format covering:

  • Overview and history.
  • Description and diagnostic classification, with proposed changes to the DSM-V.
  • Etiology and theory.
  • Ass

essment tools and interview protocols.
  • Commonly used psychological and pharmacological treatment options.
  • Current research issues and directions for future investigation.
  • Assessing and Treating Low Incidence/High Severity Psychological Disorders of Childhood is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, social work, school counseling, education, and public policy.

    Keywords

    Assessment Bigorexia Culture DSM-IV Ethnicity Feral Children Gangs Gender Identity Disorder Genetics Impulse Control Disorders Intermittent Explosive Disorder Intervention Juvenile Fire Setting Juvenile Sexual Predators Kleptomania Male Anexoria Male Body Image Disorder Male Bulimia Munchausen by Proxy Psychopharmacology Psychosocial SES Selective Mutism Self-Injury Suicidality Trichotillomania

    Authors and affiliations

    • Stefan C. Dombrowski
      • 1
    • Karen L. Gischlar
      • 2
    • Martin Mrazik
      • 3
    1. 1., Dept. Graduate Education, Leadership & CRider UniversityLawrencevilleUSA
    2. 2., Dept. Graduate Education, Leadership & CRider UniversityLawrencevilleUSA
    3. 3.Dept. Educational PsychologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

    Bibliographic information

    • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9970-2
    • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
    • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
    • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
    • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9969-6
    • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9970-2
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