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Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents  

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

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Sep 2008
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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
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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

Coercion and Contagion in Child and Adolescent Peer Relationships  

Timothy F. Piehler

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2015
Peer relationships during adolescence play a powerful role in youth adjustment. This chapter summarizes research regarding two distinct yet related social processes that have been observed ... More

Coercive Family Processes in the Development of Externalizing Behavior: Incorporating Neurobiology into Intervention Research  

James Snyder

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Nov 2015
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Aug 2014
A multilevel social learning and neurobiological model of developmental and behavior change processes related to externalizing spectrum symptoms and disorders is described. Coercive family ... More

Compulsive Hoarding in Children  

Jennifer M. Park, Joseph F. McGuire, and Eric A. Storch

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
Hoarding behaviors occur frequently in youth yet, relative to adults, have received little empirical attention. There are significant differences in the clinical and developmental ... More

The Development of Pretend Play in Autism  

Christopher Jarrold and Carmel Conn

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
Individuals with autism tend to produce much less pretense in free play contexts than one would expect, and understanding the reason for this deficit has implications for theories of ... More

Developmental Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders  

Julia Huemer, Rebecca E. Hall, and Hans Steiner

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Eating disorders are significant disorders of adolescence and young adulthood. They are truly psychosomatic in character, presenting with complex mixtures of somatic and psychiatric ... More

Developmental Approaches to Understanding Anxiety Disorders  

Richie Poulton, Jessica R. Grisham, and Gavin Andrews

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2012
We illustrate the value of a developmental perspective for understanding anxiety disorders by: (1) reviewing evidence for continuity of the anxiety phenotype from childhood to adulthood to ... More

Developmental Approaches to Understanding Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behaviors  

Sheila E. Crowell, Christina M. Derbidge, and Theodore P. Beauchaine

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Jun 2014
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Jul 2014
Suicidal behaviors are observed across most of the life span, beginning in late childhood. At present, however, few life span developmental studies of suicide risk have appeared in the ... More

Developmental Concerns in Psychopharmacological Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders  

Jennifer O. Hagman and Guido K.W. Frank

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter reviews the limited studies relevant to psychopharmacology in children and adolescents with eating disorders and discusses approaches to treating comorbid diagnoses. Promising ... More

Developmental Considerations in Choosing Treatment Settings for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders  

Simon G. Gowers and Claire Bullock

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The treatment of children and adolescents should always include consideration of their developmental needs, not just in terms of the style of therapy but also when choosing the service ... More

Developmental Considerations of Media Exposure Risk for Eating Disorders  

Rebecca Carr and Rebecka Peebles

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The number of eating disorder cases reported is on the rise, which is causing concern in the medical and scientific communities. The data show that many cases of eating disorders develop ... More

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