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A concise guide to the fundamentals of child psychopathology,complete with the latest developments Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, SecondEdition provides a concise, accessible overview of the majortheories, assessment practices, and key issues. This updatedSecond Edition describes the significant changes in the wayDSM™-5 conceptualizes disorders in children and adolescents,and includes a new chapter on child abuse, child maltreatment, andself-injurious behavior. Using practical case examples toillustrate key points, the book addresses specific disorders andproblems prevalent among this age group—including anxiety,mood disorders, and traumatic stress. Each chapter featuresreader-friendly elements like Rapid Reference, Caution, and Don'tForget boxes that call out important information, facilitating easylook-up and quick navigation. This invaluable resource fills the need for an overview of themost current issues and changes in the field, allowing readersto: Review the development, theories, and influences in child andadolescent psychopathology Understand neurodevelopmental disorders including intellectualand developmental disabilities, ADHD, and specific learningdisabilities or disorders Compare and contrast the manifestations of internalized vs.externalized disorders Examine later-onset disorders and special topics includingeating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma-relateddisorders The book also includes appendices on ethical conduct, assessmentinstruments, and IDEA 2004, providing readers the guidance andtools that can help increase positive outcomes. Whether used as asecondary text or as a professional reference, Essentials ofChild and Adolescent Psychopathology, Second Edition providesan authoritative briefing on this evolving area of practice.