This resource is the first in the IPPP series to explore this highly complex topic. Though many of the ethical issues important in adult mental health are of relevance in the child, there are a considerable number of issues special to children. Many of the dilemmas faced pertain to diagnosis, treatment, the protection of the child, as well as the child's own developing intelligence and moral judgement. In addition, there are cases where the interests of the parents may conflict with the interests of the child. For example, the interests of a mother with schizophrenia might best be served by her continuing to look after her child, but the child's interests might require that a substitute placement be found. This online guide brings together a collection of clinicians and philosophers who consider a range of topics central to the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents affected by mental disorders.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues
- Chapter 2 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Conceptual and Diagnostic Issues
- Chapter 3 The Concept of Disease and Our Responsibility for Children
- Chapter 4 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry between Neuroscience and the Family Perspective: A Pragmatist Approach
- Chapter 5 Comorbidity in Child Psychiatric Diagnosis: Conceptual Complications
- Chapter 6 Are Relationship Problems Disorders?
- Chapter 7 “Moving Parts Get Broken”: Neuroimaging Research and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Chapter 8 Psychiatric Nosology in Children and Adolescents: Past, Present, Future
- Chapter 9 Introduction: Diagnostic and Clinical Issues Regarding Particular Disorders
- Chapter 10 Conduct Disorder as a Vice-Laden Diagnostic Concept
- Chapter 11 Conduct Disorder: Pathologizing the Normal?
- Chapter 12 Depression in Children and Adolescents
- Chapter 13 Juvenile Bipolar Disorder in Historical Perspective
- Chapter 14 The Beginning of Wisdom is Calling Things by Their Right Name: A Critique of the Broad Concept of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Using the Robins and Guze Model