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Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents  

Jami M. Furr, Shilpee Tiwari, Cynthia Suveg, and Philip C. Kendall

Print publication date:
Sep 2008
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Maladaptive anxiety in youth occurs when the fear associated with a situation or object is disproportionate in the level and duration of distress experienced and to what is developmentally ... More

Autism and other Developmental Disabilities  

Amanda L. Richdale

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Parents of children with a developmental disability more commonly report sleep problems than parents of typically developing children. These sleep problems include difficulties getting ... More

Body Image Disturbance During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period  

Kelly C. Allison and David B. Sarwer

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Apr 2016
Online publication date:
Jan 2014
Body image disturbances are common among women in the general population. Less is known about their prevalence and impact during pregnancy. This chapter examines the history of body image ... More

Challenges in the Assessment and Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence Given Current Diagnostic and Assessment Instruments  

Jennifer L. Couturier and Sherry L. Blyderveen

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The diagnosis and assessment of children and adolescents with eating disorders is fraught with challenges. This chapter reviews the problems inherent within the most widely used ... More

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care  

Michael Kölch, Jörg M. Fegert, and Ulrike M.E. Schulze

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2014
In child and adolescent mental health care, the competing goals of protecting young people as a vulnerable population and their increasing legal autonomy constitute a specific ethical ... More

Child-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions Designed to Reduce Aggression  

John E. Lochman, Caroline Boxmeyer, Nicole Powell, and Thomas J. Dishion

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2015
This chapter describes issues related to cognitive-behavioral group-based interventions for children with aggressive behavior problems. It describes beneficial aspects of group formats and ... More

Childhood Antecedents of Personality Disorders  

Filip De Fruyt and Barbara De Clercq

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
The personality disorders of the American Psychiatric Association would have antecedents in childhood and adolescence, but this has been a relatively weak area of investigation. This ... More

Children with Chronic Health Conditions  

Kathleen K. M. Deidrick and Elena Harlan Drewel

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
Children with chronic health conditions form a heterogeneous group at increased risk for cognitive and emotional difficulties that may lead to difficulties in academic and social ... More

Circadian Timing: Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder  

R. Robert Auger and Stephanie J. Crowley

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD), common among adolescents, is characterized by an extreme “eveningness” circadian preference. Various etiologies have been proposed for this presumably ... More

Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Current Status, Future Directions  

Thomas H. Ollendick and Stephen R. Shirk

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May 2014
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Nov 2014
This chapter on clinical interventions with children and adolescents has four primary goals: (1) to review early efforts to identify evidence-based psychosocial treatments for youth and ... More

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