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Disorders of Childhood: Development and Psychopathology 3rd Edition

Robin Hornik Parritz, Michael F. Troy

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2014
  • 480 Pages
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Written with the whole child in mind, this text presents disorders in the context of typical development and developmental pathways, providing a meaningful framework to promote students' learning and a practical, true-to-life approach for organizing the course. For each disorder (across descriptions of clinical presentation, course, and treatment), Parritz and Troy emphasize the continuity between typical and atypical development; risk and resilience; complex models of psychopathology; children in relationships over time; children in larger social contexts (e.g., neighborhoods); and the holistic nature of development (e.g., thinking about the child's abilities and strengths as well as his or her disorder). Updated with more coverage of neuroscience research and greater emphasis on the multiple environments in which children are embedded, this edition continues to reflect the most up-to-date understanding of child and adolescent psychopathology and empirically supported treatment.

Robin Hornik Parritz, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Robin Hornik Parritz, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Brandeis University in 1983, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1989. Her research and clinical areas of interest include emotions and emotional development, developmental psychopathology, and programs designed to increase knowledge and decrease stigma related to mental illness. Dr. Parritz teaches Disorders of Childhood, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Psychotherapy, Psychology of Emotion, and Clinical Psychology.

Michael F. Troy, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Michael Troy, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services, and Associate Medical Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. He received his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1988. He completed his internship and fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center and has been on staff at Children's Hospital of Minnesota since 1988. Dr. Troy's clinical and academic interests include diagnostic classification issues in developmental psychopathology, models of therapeutic assessment, and teaching child clinical psychology as part of hospital and community medical education programs.
  • A new final chapter offers insight into developmental psychopathology and the transition to adulthood (including personality disorders and psychotic disorders).
  • A new integrated Chapter 5, "Disorders of Early Development and Attachment," covers material previously presented separately in Chapters 5 and 6.
  • This edition presents expanded coverage of neuroscience research, including brain development and function, behavior genetics (gene-by-environment processes and interactions, differential sensitivity), and physiological factors that influence the development and course of disorders.
  • In keeping with the text's focus on the whole child, the new edition features an expanded emphasis on understanding the multiple environments in which children are embedded (relationships, families, peer groups, cultures).
  • New boxes throughout the text explore new research and compelling clinical concerns.
  • Multi-factor explanations of disorders (encompassing biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors) are examined in detailed analyses of etiologies, assessments, diagnoses, developmental pathways, and interventions.
  • Themed feature boxes -- The Child in Context, Clinical Perspectives, Risk and Resilience, and Emerging Science -- support the book's overall approach and highlight important topics of interest to students.
  • With this text, students learn to think about disorders in the same way that caring adults think about the children and the disorders they encounter every day -- in terms of an individual child who is coping with distress and dysfunction.
  • Extensive use of case stories brings concepts to life.
  • A section at the beginning of each chapter summarizes the developmental tasks and challenges experienced by typically developing children that are especially relevant given the disorders discussed in the chapter.
  • Chapters are sequenced to reflect the typical course of development. This sequencing allows students to consider specific disorders and sets of disorders that occur in a particular developmental period in proximity and relation to one another. It also allows for an ongoing focus on the constructs of risk and resiliency, and provides a basis for coherent discussions of early-occurring disorders as risk factors for later-occurring disorders.
1. Introduction.
2. Models of Child Development, Psychopathology, and Treatment.
3. Principles and Practices of Developmental Psychopathology.
4. Classification, Assessment and Diagnosis, and Intervention.
5. Disorders of Early Childhood.
6. Intellectual Developmental Disorder and Learning Disorders.
7. Autism Spectrum Disorder.
8. Maltreatment, and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.
9. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
10. Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
11. Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Somatic Symptom Disorders.
12. Mood Disorders and Suicidality.
13. Eating Disorders.
14. Substance-Related Disorders Transition to Adult Disorders.
Name Index.
Subject Index.
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