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Child Psychopathology

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Table of Contents

Part I. Basic Concepts and Processes: 1. Normality and abnormality in the context of human development: basic definitions; 2. History: from ancient wisdom to the behavioral and cognitive revolutions; 3. Classification of children's psychological problems: pseudoscience or fundamental part of the helping process?; 4. Genetics and psychopathology Mara Brendgen; 5. The physiological underpinnings of child psychopathology Paul Hastings and Amanda Guyer; 6. Family influences, family consequences and family interventions; 7. The helpful and harmful influences of peers, friends and siblings; 8. Cultural dimensions of child psychopathology; 9. Psychological assessment as part of the caring process; 10. Prevention and mental health promotion with Eli Cwinn; 11. Psychological interventions with children and adolescents: basic concepts; Part II. High-Incidence Disorders: 12. Disruptive behavior disorders; 13. Depression; 14. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; 15. Anxiety disorders; Part III. Developmental Disorders: 16. Intellectual disability; 17. Autism spectrum disorders; 18. Dyslexia and other learning problems as child psychopathology; Part IV. Less Frequent Forms of Child Psychopathology: 19. Eating disorders; 20. Bipolar disorder in childhood and adolescence: a modern-day epidemic?; 21. Substance use disorders; 22. School refusal; 23. Post-traumatic stress disorder; 24. Gender dysphoria in children: or, what is psychopathology? with Eli Cwinn.

About the Author

Barry H. Schneider is Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa.


'This well-balanced presentation of the empirical science and clinical practice of child psychopathology is much needed. Dr Schneider and colleagues present very readable, seamlessly clear explanations of complex concepts at a sophisticated yet accessible level. The material is very up to date, with balanced, sophisticated coverage of fundamental developmental psychopathological processes. The writing is entertainingly precise, the views refreshingly constructive, and basic concepts are presented in a stimulating and readable way.' Anna Beth Doyle, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal

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