Starting at the Beginning

Starting at the Beginning

Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mental Health

1st Edition - July 15, 2020

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  • Editors: Matthew Hodes, Susan Gau, Petrus De Vries
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223963
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197493

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Starting at the Beginning: Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mental Health coincides with the 24th International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAPA) Congress in Singapore, June 2020. This book examines the determinates of individual differences in children and young people, along with the origins of maladjustment and psychiatric disorders. It addresses the ways in which interventions and mental health services can be developed and shaped to address individual differences among children. Additional topics include environmental hazards and mental health and cultural psychiatry as a basic science for addressing mental health disparities. Chapters dive deeper into anxiety disorders in infants, gaming disorder, the pitfalls of treatment in OCD, and ADHD developmental neuropsychiatry. Another targeted section focuses on policies for child and adolescent mental health, including a review of mental health services in China, Oceania and East Asia.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes social and environmental influences
  • Focuses on early developmental and infancy processes
  • Addresses the training of child and adolescent psychiatrists across Europe
  • Covers a range of illustrative psychiatric disorders and problems
  • Works toward the goal of producing a mental health workforce with internationally recognized competencies


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

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Stanley Kutcher


    I. Epidemiological and cultural perspectives in child and adolescent mental health

    1. Prevalence, risk factors, and disease burden of child and adolescent mental disorders: Taiwanese and global aspects
    Susan Shur-Fen Gau, Yi-Lung Chen

    2. Cultural psychiatry as the basic science of addressing health and mental health disparities
    Anthony P.S. Guerrero, Joy K.L. Andrade

    II. Developmental neuropsychiatry: Risk, prevention, and intervention opportunities

    3. Developmental neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric consequences of chemical exposure amongst children in South Korea
    Yoonyoung Jang, Yun-Chul Hong, Nami Lee

    4. Early life determinants of health: Invest early to break the cycle of long-term disadvantage in neurodevelopmental disorders
    Valsamma Eapen, Susan Woolfenden, Susan Prescott, Antonio Mendoza Diaz, Mark Dadds

    5. Challenges and opportunities of implementing early interventions for autism spectrum disorders in resource-limited settings: A South African example
    Liezl Schlebusch, Nola J. Chambers, John-Joe Dawson-Squibb, Michal Harty, Lauren Franz, Petrus J. de Vries

    III. New perspectives on problems and disorders

    6. A developmental model of hikikomori: Possible ways to prevent and treat pathological social withdrawal
    Takahiro A. Kato

    7. Gaming disorder in young people
    Daniel L. King, Paul H. Delfabbro

    8. Common challenges and pitfalls in the treatment of paediatric OCD using CBT and medication
    Georgina Krebs, Dominic Cottrell, Angela Lewis, Bruce Clark

    9. Developmental perspectives on ADHD, treatment implications, and achieving good outcomes
    David Coghill, Sarah Seth

    IV. Child and adolescent mental health policy and services—Asian perspectives

    10. Starting small: Developing child-centric mental health policies
    Daniel Shuen Sheng Fung, Daniel Poremski

    11. Chinese policy and practice in child and adolescent mental health
    Yi Zheng

    12. Child and adolescent mental health needs, services, and gap in East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
    Tomoya Hirota, Anthony Guerrero, Norbert Skokauskas


Product details

  • No. of pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: July 15, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223963
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197493

About the Editors

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

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

National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC

Petrus De Vries

As part of his work, Dr. de Vries conducts research on adolescent health (sexual and reproductive, adolescent mental health, bullying in adolescents, health and education systems for adolescents, and intimate partner violence in adolescents), autism (screening and diagnostic tool evaluation and development, evaluation and development of interventions, health and education systems, and use of technology), and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC-assocationed neuropsychiatric disorders, clinical trials of mTOR inhibitors, and natural history of TSC).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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    Starting at the beginning

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