Chicago --- The 4th edition of the Concise Guide to Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, written by Children's Memorial Hospital's psychiatrists, Mina Dulcan, MD, and Mary Beth Lake, MD., was published in July by American Psychiatric Publishing. Dulcan is department head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children's Memorial and professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Lake is a child psychiatrist at Children's Memorial and associate professor at Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dulcan and Lake updated the handbook to guide mental health and pediatric clinicians and students, as well as professionals in education and juvenile justice, in recognizing and caring for children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.
"The prevalence of mental illness is an astounding 20 percent of all U.S. youth ages 9 to 17," said Dulcan, former editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. "With more than 10 million children and adolescents suffering from diagnosable psychiatric disorders, increased attention has focused on refining evaluation practices and enhancing treatment options to more effectively diagnose and treat emotional and behavioral problems that interfere with development and quality of life."
Since the 2003 release of the third edition of Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, research on mental illness in children and the practical applications of this research have been evolving at a rapid pace. With these changes have come enhanced and more specific methods of assessment and treatment.
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"This practical reference guide is a primer for beginners and an update for practicing professionals to address the emotional and behavioral problems faced by youth and families. It draws from both clinical experience and the most recent research in the field of child mental health," said Dulcan.
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