Sleep disorders in children and adolescents

Candice A. Alfano, Cara A. Palmer, Joanne Bower

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This book provide readers with a current and comprehensive picture of psychopathology in children and adolescents. It presents a comprehensive picture of the psychological problems and related issues occurring in children and adolescents. The organization of this book is divided into five sections to provide an overview of the several related fields that focus somewhat differently on the issues in abnormal psychology of children and adolescents. The first section describes and details the issues and principles of child development and their importance in understanding psychopathology and its prevention. It includes many pertinent causal factors, including genetic causation, neurological causes, and sociocultural factors. The second section focuses on the procedures and strategies for assessing psychopathology in children and adolescents. It contains articles that address the psychological assessment of symptoms and behavior in children and adolescents with mental disorders. The third section highlights the contemporary research evidence defining child and adolescent disorders. Several diagnostic disorders that are especially prominent in adolescents include: antisocial disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. The fourth section provides information about the broad topic of treatment of psychological disorders in young people. The final section addresses ethical and legal issues in the management of psychopathology in children and adolescents. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPA Handbook of Psychopathology: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
EditorsButcher J. N, Kendall P. C.
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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