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Child and adolescent psychiatry 

Child and adolescent psychiatry
Child and adolescent psychiatry

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

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date: 09 May 2021

This chapter covers child and adolescent psychiatry. From assessment, develop, resilience, and attachment, normal infant mental health is discussed, followed by an approach to behavioural problems and conduct disorders in the older child. Parent management training is covered, followed by individual disorders and their management in the context of the adolescent and child, from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to psychosis. Special focus is given to children and young people with intellectual disabilities, child maltreatment, and prescribing differences from adult psychiatry.

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