Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America


  • Mary Gleason, MD
  • Daniel Schechter, MD

First, Infant Development is discussed. Then there are two articles on assessment in early childhood psychiatry: Psychiatric assessment, and Assessment of the caregiver-child relationship in early childhood psychiatry. Early Childhood Mental Health Problems are discussed next, such as Internalizing, Trauma and PTSD, Preschool Disruptive Behavior and ADHD (as viewed through a developmental lens), Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Parental Psychopathology. In the next section, Early Childhood Specific Treatment Modalities are reviewed: Interventions for Behavioral Problems, Interventions for trauma--exposed dyads: Infant – Parent Psychotherapy and Child – Parent Psychotherapy, Video feedback in parent-infant treatment, Psychosocial interventions with biological effects: Bucharest Early Intervention Project, and Psychopharmacological interventions in preschoolers. Finally, Models of Care are proposed.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2009
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-1199-8