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Mental Health and Illness of Children and Adolescents


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  • Includes a combination of biological, psychological and sociological perspectives

  • Relevant to clinicians and students from both developed and LAMI countries find it relevant

  • Presents research on recent and contemporary topics that are not often dealt with in text books of psychiatry

Part of the book series: Mental Health and Illness Worldwide (MHIW)

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Table of contents (41 entries)

  1. Beginning Research

    • Eric Taylor
  2. Care Transition from Child/Adolescents to Adult Services

    • Helena Tuomainen, Rebecca Appleton, Swaran P. Singh
  3. Chronic Illness: Asthma

    • Seija Sandberg
  4. Conversion Disorder

    • Vivek Agarwal, Prabhat Sitholey
  5. Diagnoses

    • Rudolf Uher
  6. Education and Training

    • Brian Jacobs, Keiko Yoshida, Eric Taylor
  7. Epidemiology of Child Psychopathology

    • Frank C. Verhulst, Henning Tiemeier
  8. Epilepsy

    • Frank M. C. Besag
  9. Family Issues in Child Mental Health

    • Savita Malhotra, Deepak Kumar
  10. Gaps Between Knowledge, Services, and Needs

    • Daniel Fatori, Guilherme V. Polanczyk
  11. Infant Feeding and Clinical Problems

    • Yumi Nishikii, Keiko Yoshida
  12. Infectious Diseases

    • Eric Taylor
  13. Mental Health in Schools

    • Tamsin Ford, Katie Finning
  14. Mental Health Strategy and Policy

    • Dutsadee Juengsiragulwit, Anula Nikapota

About this book

This book presents research aimed at understanding the clinical and socio-cultural factors that affect mental health of children and adolescents. It comprehensively covers the latest developments in the scientific study of mental health and illness of children and adolescents. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, child labour that have an impact on the mental health of children.


  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Autism
  • Children
  • mental health
  • Maternal and Child Health

Editors and Affiliations

  • King’s College London, London, United Kingdom

    Eric Taylor

  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    F. C. Verhulst

  • National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore

    John Wong

  • Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

    Keiko Yoshida

  • King's College London, London, United Kingdom

    Anula Nikapota

About the editors

Eric Taylor Professor Taylor has headed the child psychiatry department at the Institute for 15 years, as well as chairing an interdisciplinary research group on the childhood problems that lead to poor adult mental health. He is a leading psychiatrist who received   Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement  in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by NARSAD.
Frank Verhulst is professor and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  He is author of over 400 peer reviewed articles and has published 15 books in the Dutch language and 6 books in the English language. He was editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and is currently Editor at Large of the Journal of the American academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry, member of the Dutch Health Council and member of the board of the Dutch Medical Research Council.
John Wong Chee Meng is Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Psychological Medicine, NUHS. Dr Wong is an established clinician with a wide repertoire of clinical skills and experiences in  psychiatry, medical teaching, research, and organizational management 

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