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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry : Asian Perspectives (Hardcover)

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This is a comprehensive volume on issues and concerns related to child and adolescent mental health in Asia, which includes contributions from experts in child psychiatry from Asia and focuses on Asian issues and concerns. The chapters provide accurate and detailed accounts of the current state of knowledge through integrating research approaches and findings from clinical studies. Each chapter scrutinizes existing information, emphasizes areas of growth and provides fresh ideas on a particular topic. The book thus integrates various clinical and scientific perspectives on clinical disorders in children and adolescents with a focus on Asia. 

The various sections deal with crucial topics in child and adolescent treatments: the current clinical understanding of the ways in which possible influences might work in the development of psychopathology; substance use disorders, their neurobiological correlates and management strategies; early environmental influences in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders in children; issues of parenting, child rearing and cultural practices in Asia, which hold great importance in personality development and adaptation; psychopharmacology; non-pharmacological treatments for children; and children’s testimony and legal issues in the care and treatment of children with health problems.

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