Understanding Uniqueness and Diversity in Child and Adolescent Mental Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128153109

Understanding Uniqueness and Diversity in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

1st Edition

Authors: Matthew Hodes Susan Gau Petrus De Vries
Paperback ISBN: 9780128153109
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 375
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Understanding Uniqueness and Diversity in Child and Adolescent Mental Health 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 amongst children. Topics cover the influence of economic adversities and gender differences on child development and life course, as well as the range of risk and protective factors associated with the onset and persistence of problems, including sections on anxiety disorders in infants, bipolar disorder, and tics and Tourette’s.

Additional sections focus on the potential for individualizing treatments as illustrated by pharmacogenomics, with another highlighting ways in which services can be adapted for specific environments, such as the needs of refugee children and systems of service delivery that can be enhanced by the use of telemedicine.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the social and environmental influences on child and adolescent mental health
  • 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
  • Forwards a 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

  1. Cultural and Historical Perspectives: Central European Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    2. Developmental Trajectories in Extreme Environments
    3. Gender Differences in Life Course, Attainment, and Adjustment
    4. Infant Anxiety Disorders
    5. Cultural Influences and Variation in Anxiety Disorders in Young People
    6. Infant Mental Health in the African Setting
    7. Developmental Considerations in Bipolar Disorder
    8. Variations in Pathways in to and out of Antisocial Behavior
    9. Tics/Tourette's Heterogeneity and Diverse Outcomes
    10. Risk and Protective Factors and Course of Medically Unexplained Symptoms in Young People
    11. Pharmacogenomics
    12. Models for Service Delivery: Implications for Service Delivery in Low and Middle Income Countries
    13. Mental Health Service Provision for Child and Adolescent Refugees--European Perspectives
    14. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training in Europe from Past Diversity Towards Harmonization


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About the Author

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

Centre for Psychiatry, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Imperial College London, 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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