Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Psychiatry)

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a compact and easy to read book that brings together up-to-date and evidence-based information for child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees, specialist nursing staff and others interested in psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.

The authors have extensive experience in research, teaching, service design, clinical assessments and evidence-based pharmacological and psychological treatments. They have published work in various areas of child and adolescent psychiatry and have considerable experience in provision of teaching at all levels including local, national and international.The book is evidence-based, reflecting up to-date-guidelines and algorithms, but also includes clinical scenarios and management guides reflecting the reality of everyday practice. It is designed to cover the current training needs of specialist child and adolescent trainees and is structured to reflect the curriculum requirements of this group.

This is the first concise text specifically tailored to the needs of child and adolescent psychiatric trainees. However, as it comprehensively covers the speciality, the handbook also offers a useful and rapidly accessible aid to groups such as undergraduates, general psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nursing staff, pediatricians and general practitioners.

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David Coghill runs an assessment and treatment service in Tayside for children and young people with neuropsychiatric disorders and is involved particularly in researching the neurobiolology and treatment of childhood developmental disorders. Sally Bonnar has been a Consultant for 14 years within the Tayside Services for Children and Young People and has worked in a variety of clinical areas including childhood sexual abuse, neurodevelopmental disorders and post-trauma work. She has a long standing interest in and involvement with postgraduate medical education and training and is Regional Advisor for Psychiatry I Tayside. She has been Training Programme Director and spent 8 years as a member of the Royal college of Psychiatrists Specialty Advisory Committee for Higher Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, latterly chairing the committee for 3 years. She played a significant role in re-writing the college curriculum for training in child and adolescent psychiatry for PMETB approval. In Scotland she is a member of the Specialty Training Board for Mental Health, which oversees the implementation of Modernising Medical Careers in Scotland. Sandra Duke has been a Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in Tayside for eleven years. Her clinical experience includes childhood psychiatric disorders, intensive assessment and treatment of children and young adolescents in a day service setting and emotional disorders in children and adolescents. She has a diploma in CBT and an interest in psychological treatments for children and adolescents. She is currently Lead Clinician for the Managed Clinical Network for children with complex mental health needs in Scotland, which will assess and facilitate the delivery of appropriate assessment, treatment and management of children with severe and complex mental health problems across Scotland. She has an interest in postgraduate medical training and is currently the Training Programme Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Tayside, having previously co-ordinated the National Academic Training Programme for Child and Adolescent Specialist Registrars in Scotland. Sarah Seth is in her final year of specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry in Tayside which has included experience in all core aspects of the speciality. Her research interest is in the neuropsychology and neuropsychopharmacology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adolescents. Johnny Graham completed an honours degree in Biochemistry before qualifying in Medicine in Dundee in 1997. He originally trained in Paediatrics before training in Psychiatry and finally joining the Dundee Child and Adolescent Mental Health team as a clinical lecturer in 2005. As well as participating in all aspects of assessment and treatment of mental health problems in young people, he has enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in the publication of review articles, development his own research project in the field of pharmacogenomics, and frequent involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

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It is indeed amazing how the authors managed to compress this wealth of information into an easy-to-read 470 page handbook...stands out as a highly relevant contribution to the training and practice of child and adolescent psychiatry in the UK. * Journal of Mental Health * If a concise introduction to child and adolescent psychiatry is what you are looking for, then here it is. This is a reliable and up-to-date guide, encompassing what one must acknowledge is becoming a dauntingly large amount of new research and clinical evidence. Also, it is refreshing to have a brief history of child and adolescent psychiatry in a practical clinical compendium... I would recommend this book to anyone starting in the field and, I have no doubt, will benefit from its use myself. * The British Journal of Psychiatry *

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