Diagnosing and Treating Children and Adolescents: A Guide by Brande Flamez, Carl J. Sheperis

By Brande Flamez, Carl J. Sheperis

A consultant to treating psychological overall healthiness matters in young ones and adolescents

Diagnosis and therapy of kids and teens: A advisor for psychological wellbeing and fitness Professionals is a source adapted to the actual wishes of present and destiny counselors, behavioral healthcare clinicians, and different assisting pros operating with this susceptible inhabitants. With in-depth content material damaged into sections, this e-book first offers a beginning within the diagnostic method by means of masking the underlying ideas of prognosis and therapy making plans, after which applies this framework to the DSM-5 different types with regards to kids and teenagers. With study regularly reshaping our figuring out of psychological future health, it truly is serious psychological healthiness execs make judgements in accordance with evidence-based pathways that come with the really good examine round teenagers and kids. The top specialists who contributed to this booklet proportion modern views on developmental concerns, review info, featuring signs, comorbidity, degrees of severity, incidence facts, and different correct elements.

  • Structured content material of chapters offers a crosswalk among the DSM-5 and this book
  • Updated content material dependent upon the alterations, additions, and revisions to the DSM-5 that have an effect on prognosis, overview, and treatment
  • Pedagogical beneficial properties, equivalent to studying pursuits, case reports, guided perform workouts, and extra assets, to help potent learning

Diagnosis and remedy of youngsters and young people: A advisor for scientific and faculty Settings is a severe source for psychological wellbeing and fitness practitioners and graduate scholars operating towards a profession in a psychological health and wellbeing occupation.

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235, 240, & 249). , “developmentally inappropriate attachment behaviors”; “often co-occurs with developmental delays”; “developmental regression, such as loss of language in young children, may occur”; “reluctance to pursue developmental opportunities in adolescents”; APA, 2013a, pp. 266, 276–277). , “children and adolescents who have not completed growth may not maintain weight or height increases along their developmental trajectory”; “nor does it include developmentally normal behaviors”; “developmental impairments that reduce an infant’s responsiveness to feeding”; “associated developmental and functional limitations”; APA, 2013a, pp.

One of the most important additions to the neurodevelopmental disorders in DSM-5 is that clinicians may include the descriptive specifier associated with a known medical or genetic condition or environmental factor to any of the classifications in this chapter. This specifier gives clinicians an opportunity to document factors that may have played a role in the etiology of the disorder, as well as those that might affect the clinical course. Examples include genetic disorders, such as fragile X syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, and Rett syndrome; medical conditions such as epilepsy; and environmental factors, including very low birth weight and fetal alcohol exposure.

Some of these clinical modifications include greater inclusion of culture issues and gender issues within diagnostic criteria and descriptors. Expanded discussion of these factors in the latest diagnostic manual enhances clinical case formulation and individualized treatment planning—essential elements to conceptualization. , antecedent, concurrent, and prospective). Inclusion of these biopsychiatric markers facilitated the DSM-5’s new organizational structure (the way in which disorders are grouped) with the goal of improving clinical utility and disorder classification relationships based upon shared symptoms, shared genetic and environmental risk factors, and shared neural substrates.

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