Treatment Strategies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Jovan G. Simeon
  • H. Bruce Ferguson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. S. P. Kutcher, P. Marton
    Pages 19-29
  3. Barry D. Garfinkel
    Pages 31-47
  4. Martine F. Flament, Luis Vera
    Pages 49-75
  5. Magda Campbell, Richard P. Malone, Vivian Kafantaris
    Pages 77-98
  6. Kai Tolstrup
    Pages 115-131
  7. Jovan G. Simeon
    Pages 133-150
  8. H. Bruce Ferguson
    Pages 151-162
  9. Michel Dugas, Christophe Gérard
    Pages 163-175
  10. Denis M. Donovan, Deborah McIntyre
    Pages 177-197
  11. Vincenzo F. DiNicola
    Pages 199-219
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-233

About this book


It is clear that child and adolescent psychiatric disorders impose a heavy burden of suffering. Recent large-scale community epidemiological studies suggest that as many as 20% of children and adolescents in the general population may have clinically important mental disorders. These disorders are accompanied by associated impairments in various domains of the child's life, resulting in lowered life quality for the child and his or her family. In addition, for some conditions, the onset of the disorder in childhood heralds a lifetime of serious psychosocial disturbance for a significant subgroup of affected children. For instance, about 40% of children seen in clinic settings with conduct disorder in late childhood and early adolescence will have serious psychiatric disorders in adult life. Finally, the heavy burden of suffering of these conditions is indicated by the large amounts of both human and financial resources devoted to their assessment and treatment. There is a pressing need in the field for effective treatments (that is, those that have been shown to do more good than harm) that will result in a significant reduction in the burden of suffering resulting from these disorders. Further, these effective interventions must be readily available and acceptable to clini­ cians in the settings in which children with mental disorders (and their families) seek care. This book addresses an important need in the treatment field.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jovan G. Simeon
    • 1
  • H. Bruce Ferguson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyRoyal Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada

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