Positive Mental Health, Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency for Children and Adolescents

Positive Mental Health, Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency for Children and Adolescents

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  • Authors: Matthew Hodes, Susan Gau
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128043943
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128044148

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Positive Mental Health for Children and Adolescents: Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency examines the main mechanisms involved in improving mental health in children and adolescents, including social and biological processes, as well as effective treatments. By taking into account diverse settings and cultures, the book combines academic, research, and clinical contributions and sets forth how it can be translated into effective clinical practice. In addition, the book promotes the study, treatment, care, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and disabilities involving children, adolescents, and their families, and includes emerging knowledge on mental health problems and good practice in child and adolescent psychiatry as relayed by experts from around the world.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the empirical evidence base for work in child and adolescent mental health
  • Appraises the available evidence and underscores where it is lacking
  • Demonstrates the implementation of research into practice
  • Highlights the relevance of existing knowledge for clinical management
  • Considers service and policy implications


Members of IACAPAP: health professionals in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, pediatrics, public health, nursing, education, and social sciences.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
    • I. Conceptual Approaches
      • Chapter 1. Positive Mental Health—What Is It, How Is It Recognized, and Can It Be Achieved?
        • Introduction
        • We All Want Our Young People to Be Happy
        • The Question of Happiness
        • What Psychometrics Tell Us About Happiness and Well-Being
        • What Population-Based Studies Tell Us About Child Well-Being
        • Positive Psychology
        • WHO and the Definition of Health
        • Health Versus Medicine; Mental Health Versus Psychiatry
        • The Particular Nature of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
        • Synthesis
        • Conclusion
      • Chapter 2. ICD-11—Comparison With DSM-5 and Implications for Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders
        • Introduction
        • Historical Context for ICD Classifications
        • Recommended Properties of an International Classification
        • Classification and Taxonomy: Rationale
        • Classification in Psychiatry
        • ICD-11 and DSM-5: Compatibility and Divergence
        • Classification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
        • The Proposed Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders in ICD-11 and Their Convergence with DSM-5
        • The Neurodevelopmental Cluster of Disorders in DSM-5 and ICD-11
        • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Syndrome Consolidation and the New Dyad of Impairments
        • Specific Language Disorders
        • The Classification of Disruptive, Dissocial, and Conduct Disorders
        • Is DMDD a Valid Diagnosis?
        • Future Approaches to Classification: The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)
        • Classification Systems and the Practice of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and CAMHS
        • Final Considerations
    • II. Risk and Resilience
      • Chapter 3. Disorders of Brain Development: Understanding Childhood Psychopathology
        • Introduction
        • Neuroscientific Methods to Study of Brain Development In Vivo
        • Typical Development
        • Findings in Mental Illness
        • Future Directions
      • Chapter 4. Genetic Process in Resilience and Vulnerability and the Consequence of Abuse
        • Vulnerability and Resilience
        • Genetic Factors
        • Summary and Future Directions
      • Chapter 5. Resilience and Developmental Health in Autism Spectrum Disorder
        • Introduction
        • What Is Resilience?
        • Defining “Optimal Outcomes”
        • What Is Developmental Health?
        • Review of Studies of Developmental Health in ASD
        • Socialization
        • Functional Independence
        • Self-determination
        • Educational Achievement
        • Emotional and Behavioral Regulation
        • Conclusion on Literature Review of Resilience in Developmental Health
        • Future Directions for Research, Policy, and Practice
      • Chapter 6. Mental Health Promotion for Indigenous Youth
        • Introduction
        • Indigenous Youth in Global Context
        • Sources of Adversity and Youth Mental Health
        • Cultural Roots of Well-Being and Resilience
        • Assessing Youth Well-Being and Resilience in Research and Clinical Contexts
        • Promoting Positive Mental Health Among Indigenous Youth
        • Culturally Based, Family-Centered Mental Health Promotion for Indigenous Youth
        • Conclusion
      • Chapter 7. Psychological Consequences of Parental Migration for Left-Behind Children
        • Left-Behind Children: The Origin and Scope of the Phenomenon
        • Education of Left-Behind Children
        • Psychological Wellbeing of Left-Behind Children
        • Implications for Future Policy Improvement and Research Directions
    • III. Interventions and Treatments
      • Chapter 8. Mental Health Literacy for Students and Teachers: A “School Friendly” Approach
        • Health Literacy and Mental Health Literacy: An Introduction
        • Canadian Approaches to School Friendly Mental Health Literacy
        • Discussions and Conclusions
      • Chapter 9. Transforming Cultures for the Mental Health Care of Young People: The Service Reform Imperative
        • Introduction
        • A New Approach to Mental Health Care for Young People
        • Promoting Accessible, Appropriate, and Acceptable Care
        • Developing New Service Models for Young People
      • Chapter 10. Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions: Current Perspectives and Clinical Strategies
        • Introduction
        • Theoretical Perspectives on Parenting and Child Psychopathology
        • Key Issues in the Planning and Delivering of Parenting Interventions
        • Parenting Programs and Externalizing Problems
        • Parenting Interventions for Internalizing Problems
        • Conclusions
      • Chapter 11. Psychopharmacological Treatment for Depression in Children and Adolescents: Promoting Recovery and Resilience
        • Introduction
        • Setting the Stage
        • Systematic Approach to Treatment of Depression in Youth
        • Promoting Wellness and Positive Mental Health
        • Conclusions
      • Chapter 12. Treatment of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
        • Introduction
        • Etiology
        • Comorbidity
        • Medical Complications
        • Natural History
        • Treatment Approaches and Evidence Base
        • Service and Policy Implications
        • Conclusions
      • Chapter 13. Seclusion in the Management of Highly Disturbed Children and Adolescents
        • Defining Seclusion
        • Prevalence of Seclusion
        • Reasons for Seclusion
        • Identifying Factors Associated with Seclusion
        • Ethical Issues of Seclusion
        • The Efficacy of Seclusion
        • Specific and General Seclusion Reduction Interventions
        • The Use of Legislation and Policy
        • Promoting Change
        • Conclusions
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 306
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: June 24, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128043943
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128044148

About the Authors

Matthew Hodes

Matthew Hodes, MBBS BSc MSc PhD FRCPsych, is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London, and Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests are social and cultural psychiatry, including refugee mental health, the interface between mental and physical health, and evidence-based approaches to treatment. He is currently the Lead Editor for the Monographs of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals (IACAPAP).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Centre for Mental Health, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Imperial College London, UK

Susan Gau

Susan Shur-Fen Gau, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Services at National Taiwan University Hospital, specializing in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Gau’s research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, sleep medicine, and clinical, neuropsychological, brain imaging, and genetic studies on attention-deficit hyper activity disorder and autism spectrum disorders.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital

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