Medical and Mental Health During Childhood

Psychosocial Perspectives and Positive Outcomes

  • Laura Nabors

Part of the Springer Series on Child and Family Studies book series (SSCFS)

Table of contents

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  14. Back Matter
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About this book


This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of medical and mental illness in children, detailing how psychological, academic, and social functioning can be enhanced – and inherent challenges overcome – in young patients. The volume describes best-practices in depth, including how to ensure accurate diagnosis, developmentally appropriate treatment, and effective coordination between medical and school personnel. It discusses common medical conditions (e.g., asthma, cancer, diabetes) and mental health conditions (e.g., autism, ADHD, depression), emphasizing the critical role of health education in promoting optimal outcomes.

Topics featured in this text include: 
  • Screening and diagnosis practices for children with medical and mental illness. 
  • Chronic and condition-related pain in children.
  • Medical fears that may interfere with treatment and positive health behaviors
  • Health education and coping strategies for children.
  • Recommendations for family-directed interventions.
  • Illustrative case studies and review questions.

Medical and Mental Health During Childhood is an essential text for graduate students as well as a valuable reference for researchers, professors, and clinicians in clinical child and school psychology, social work, public health, family studies, educational psychology and counseling, health education, and allied disciplines.


Anxiety Disorder NOS in children Asthma during childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children Autism Spectrum Disorder during childhood Childhood cancers Children and diabetes Conduct Disorder in children Coping with pain and medical fears during childhood Depression and Bipolar Disorders in children Disruptive Behavior NOS in children Health problems in children Identifying and treating ADHD in children Identifying and treating ASD during childhood Identifying and treating anxiety disorders during childhood Mental health problems in children Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in children Oppositional Defiant Disorder in children School and other childhood phobias Separation anxiety and children

Authors and affiliations

  • Laura Nabors
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  1. 1.University of Cincinnati School of Human ServicesCincinnatiUSA

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