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Book Review

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials

Pieter Joost van Wattum, MD, MA

Published: August 15, 2007

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Although there are a number of excellent comprehensive textbooks available catering to the needs of a child and adolescent psychiatrist, the editors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials aim their textbook at the extended group of practitioners in the field, including primary care clinicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and general psychiatrists, the ranks of which reportedly treat up to 20% of all children in need of mental health services. The editors intended to provide succinct overviews of common child and adolescent psychiatric disorders as well as related issues such as violence, maltreatment, and custody disputes, all of which can be encountered in the outpatient setting. The book is divided into 4 sections: Evaluation, Psychiatric Disorders, Special Issues, and Treatment.’ ‹

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