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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


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Section 1: Current Understanding of Psychiatric Disorders.- Chapter 1. Pediatric Bipolar Disorders: Current Understanding and Management.- Chapter 2. Dissociative Disorder in children and adolescents.- Chapter 3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder and DSM 5: What's New?.- Chapter 4. Affective disorders- Current status and Controversies.- Chapter 5. Reflections on Suicide in Children and Adolescents.- Section 2: Substance Use.- Chapter 6. From Nihilism to Hope: Reframing the Concept of Addiction.-Chapter 7. Tobacco Use and its Developmental Effects in Children and Adolescents.- SECTION 3: Environment and Cultural Influences.- Chapter 8. Rapid Sociocultural Change, Child-rearing Crisis and Children's Mental Health.- Chapter 9. Street children: Stories of Adversity and Resilience.- Chapter 10. Cyberage and Mental Health.- Chapter 11. Childhood Sexual Abuse: Lifting the Veil of Denial.- Chapter 12. The Life-Long Impact of Childhood Parental Loss: Manifestations and Management.- SECTION 4: Early Identification and Antecedents of Psychopathology.- Chapter 13. Early Identification of Psychopathology.- Chapter 14. Temperament: Clinical Relevance.- Chapter 15. Childhood Antecedents of Personality Disorders.- Section 5: Pharmacological and Biological Treatments.- Chapter 16. Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents: A Paradigm Shift.- Chapter 17. Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Perspectives from Low Resource Countries.- Chapter 18. Psychopharmacology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children.- Chapter 19. Electro Convulsive Therapy in the Treatment of Severe Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents.- Section 6: Non-Pharmacological Treatments.- Chapter 20. Play As a Medium for Assessment and Therapy in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice.- Chapter 21. Poor Scholastic Performance: Psychosocial Perspectives in Assessment and Management.- Chapter 22. Low Cost Solutions for Learning Disabilities.- Section 7: Service, Training and Policy.- Chapter 23. Child Mental Health Policy: The Time is Now.- Chapter 24. Telepsychiatry in Child and Adolescent Mental Healthcare.- Chapter 25. Bridging the Mental Health Gap in India: Issues and Perspectives.- Chapter 26. Teaching in Child Psychiatry: A Transcultural Perspective.

About the Author

Savita Malhotra (MD, PhD, FAMS) is Professor of Psychiatry, Dean and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Drug Deaddiction and Treatment Center, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. She has over four decades of experience in psychiatry and child psychiatry in India. She has made pioneering contributions to the development and establishment of services and the academic discipline of child psychiatry in India through teaching, research and advocacy. She is a recognized leader and resource person in mental health and child mental health in India and the world. Her areas of expertise include temperament of children, epidemiology of child psychiatric disorders, childhood disintegrative disorders and telepsychiatry. She is a recipient of many academic awards and recognitions at the national and international levels. Dr Malhotra has published over 250 research papers and book chapters, and eight books. She is a Life Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry, and Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is a Life President Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and Past President of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry. She is also the immediate Past President of the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions, and Board Member of the Child Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association.

Paramala Santosh (MD, DipNB, PhD, FRCPsych) is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist who has dually trained in psychiatry from India and the United Kingdom. He has developed and heads the Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology and Rare Diseases (CIPPRD) at Maudsley Hospital, London, UK and is a Visiting Reader at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences (IoPPN), King's College London, UK. He also runs a clinic at Tadworth Children's Trust, England, for Paediatric Neurorehabilitation, and is recognized as an international expert on developmental psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatry, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), intellectual disability, paediatric neurodegeneration, suicidality, and digital health technology. He has conducted research into the overlap of ASD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder; psychopharmacology and rare diseases in the context of Rett syndrome, mucopolysaccharidoses, septo-optic dysplasia, and other rare diseases. He is also recognized as an expert in the field of assessment and management of complex treatment-resistant co-occurring disorders. He has been involved in developing eHealth platforms such as the HealthTrackerTM and has demonstrated the use of wearable sensor technology in routine clinical care. He is a principal investigator in multiple on-going multinational and national research projects funded by the European Union, and the National Institute of Health Research, UK. He is a regular internationally invited speaker and has over 100 research publications.

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