Clinical Manual of Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Clinical Manual of Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry offers a comprehensive guide for mental health clinicians, trainees, and students to pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry (CLP), a specialized area of psychiatry whose practitioners have particular expertise in the diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders in complex physically ill children and adolescents. Patients commonly fall into one of three descriptive categories: those with comorbid emotional and physical illnesses that complicate each other’s management; those with distressing somatic symptoms plus abnormal thoughts, feelings, and behavior in response to these symptoms; and those with psychiatric symptoms that are a direct consequence of a physical illness and/or its treatment. The text, authored by two luminaries in pediatric psychiatry, thoroughly explores the challenges faced by these patients and pediatric practitioners and mental health professionals who together care for them, addressing, in a concrete and practical manner, the wide variety of issues encountered in the pediatric hospital. These concerns range from how to address treatment nonadherence in children to how to conduct a psychosocial assessment of a solid organ transplant recipient.
The text's carefully chosen features and valuable content include:
- Historical context for the evolution of pediatric psychosomatic medicine to pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, ensuring an accurate, up-to-date representation of the field and proper integration with DSM-5 classification.
- Detailed clinical assessment protocols, with guidance for exploring interrelated domains such as illness factors, emotional impact, family functioning, and social relationships. These practical, step-by-step guides assist the consultant in conducting a comprehensive psychiatric/psychological assessment.
- A target symptom-oriented chapter on psychopharmacology in the physically ill child, which offers guidance on management of acute agitation, insomnia, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. The treatment algorithms presented are designed to be easily understood by non-psychiatric clinicians.
- Guidance on the use of practical interventions to help physically ill children undergoing traumatic medical procedures, including hypnosis, progressive muscle relaxation, and breathing techniques. These specific techniques will help the clinician in assisting distressed patients.
The previous edition was considered the gold standard for books in the field. This new, thoroughly revised iteration of Clinical Manual of Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry will doubtless inspire similar acclaim for its rigor, accessibility, and clinical wisdom.
Part I. Overview
Chapter 1. Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Chapter 2. Coping and Adaptation in Physically Ill Children
Chapter 3. Assessment in Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Chapter 4. Legal and Forensic Issues
Part II. Specific Psychiatric Symptoms and Disorders
Chapter 5. Delirium
Chapter 6. Neurocognitive Disturbances
Chapter 7. Depressive Symptoms and Disorders
Chapter 8. Anxiety Symptoms and Trauma/Stress Reactions
Chapter 9. Somatoform Symptoms and Related Disorders
Chapter 10. Pediatric Pain
Chapter 11. Fabricated or Induced Illness Symptoms
Chapter 12. Solid Organ Transplantation
Chapter 13. Pediatric Cancer, Stem Cell Transplantation, and Palliative Care
Chapter 14. Treatment Adherence
Part III. Treatment and Intervention
Chapter 15. Psychotherapy in the Pediatric Setting
Chapter 16. Family Interventions
Chapter 17. Psychopharmacological Approaches and Considerations
Chapter 18. Preparation for Procedures
Richard J. Shaw, M. B., B. S., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consult Service at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, California.
David R. DeMaso, M. D., is Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Leon Eisenberg Chair in Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital; and George P. Gardner–Olga E. Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry & Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
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