Abnormal Child Psychology With Infotrac

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-14
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Through their thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology, Eric Mash and David Wolfe's ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY remains the most authoritative, scholarly book in today's abnormal child psychology market. Appropriate for novice and expert alike, this book traces the developmental course of each disorder and shows how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interact with a child's environment. Since one of the best ways to introduce students to a particular problem of childhood or adolescence is to first describe a real child, the authors begin each chapter with engaging first-person accounts and case histories of a child with a particular disorder. This child is then referred to throughout the entire chapter, illustrating the categorical and dimensional approaches used to describe disorders, as well as bringing life to the theories Mash and Wolfe present. Embracing today's world with leading-edge coverage of the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional approaches to classification, Mash and Wolfe's comprehensive introduction covers many topics: evidence-based assessment and treatment, contemporary research and cutting-edge theories related to the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity model of conduct disorder, the triple vulnerability model of anxiety, the tripartite model in children, depression, and autism.

Table of Contents

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology
Introductionp. 1
Historical Views and Breakthroughsp. 2
What Is Abnormal Behavior in Children and Adolescents?p. 8
Risk and Resiliencep. 13
The Significance of Children's Mental Health Problemsp. 15
Looking Aheadp. 18
Key Termsp. 19
Theories and Causesp. 20
What Caused Jake's Problems?p. 20
The Role of Theoryp. 23
Theoretical Foundationsp. 26
Biological Perspectivesp. 30
Psychological Perspectivesp. 36
Family and Social Influencesp. 40
Looking Aheadp. 42
Key Termsp. 43
Researchp. 44
A Scientific Approachp. 44
The Research Processp. 46
Methods of Studying Behaviorp. 51
Research Strategiesp. 54
Ethical and Pragmatic Issuesp. 64
Key Termsp. 66
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatmentp. 67
Clinical Issuesp. 67
Assessing Disordersp. 72
Classification and Diagnosisp. 84
Treatmentp. 89
Key Termsp. 96
Behavioral Disorders
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)p. 98
Description and Historyp. 98
Core Characteristicsp. 101
Associated Characteristicsp. 106
Accompanying Psychological Disorders and Symptomsp. 110
Prevalence and Coursep. 111
Theories and Causesp. 114
Treatmentp. 119
Key Termsp. 126
Conduct Problemsp. 127
Descriptionp. 128
Context, Costs, and Perspectivesp. 129
DSM-IV-TR: Defining Featuresp. 133
Associated Characteristicsp. 137
Accompanying Disorders and Symptomsp. 141
Prevalence, Gender, and Coursep. 142
Causesp. 147
Treatmentp. 156
Key Termsp. 161
Emotional Disorders
Anxiety Disordersp. 162
Descriptionp. 163
Separation Anxiety Disorderp. 168
Generalized Anxiety Disorderp. 171
Specific Phobiap. 173
Social Phobia (Social Anxiety)p. 174
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 177
Panicp. 180
Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Disordersp. 182
Associated Characteristicsp. 185
Gender, Ethnicity, and Culturep. 186
Theories and Causesp. 187
Treatmentp. 191
Key Termsp. 197
Mood Disordersp. 198
Depressive Disordersp. 199
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)p. 202
Dysthymic Disorder (DD)p. 207
Associated Characteristics of Depressive Disordersp. 209
Theories of Depressionp. 213
Causes of Depressionp. 216
Treatment of Depressionp. 220
Bipolar Disorder (BP)p. 224
Key Termsp. 229
Developmental and Learning Disorders
Mental Retardationp. 230
Intelligence and Mental Retardationp. 230
Features of Mental Retardationp. 233
Developmental Course and Adult Outcomesp. 240
Causesp. 242
Prevention, Education, and Treatmentp. 250
Key Termsp. 256
Autism and Childhood-Onset Schizophreniap. 257
Autismp. 257
Description and Historyp. 257
DSM-IV-TR: Defining Featuresp. 259
Core Characteristics of Autismp. 262
Associated Characteristics of Autismp. 267
Prevalence and Course of Autismp. 272
Causes of Autismp. 274
Treatment of Autismp. 277
Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)p. 283
Childhood-Onset Schizophreniap. 285
DSM-IV-TR: Defining Featuresp. 286
Related Symptoms and Comorbiditiesp. 288
Prevalencep. 288
Causesp. 288
Treatmentp. 290
Key Termsp. 290
Communication and Learning Disordersp. 292
Definitions and Historyp. 293
Language Developmentp. 296
Communication Disordersp. 297
Expressive Language Disorderp. 298
Stutteringp. 301
Learning Disordersp. 302
Reading Disorderp. 305
Mathematics Disorderp. 306
Writing Disorderp. 306
Key Termsp. 319
Problems Related to Physical and Mental Health
Health-Related Disordersp. 320
Historyp. 321
Sleep Disordersp. 322
Elimination Disordersp. 332
Chronic Childhood Illnessp. 337
Key Termsp. 349
Eating Disorders and Related Conditionsp. 350
How Eating Patterns Developp. 351
Feeding and Eating Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhoodp. 355
Obesityp. 358
Eating Disorders of Adolescencep. 361
Key Termsp. 375
Child Abuse and Neglectp. 376
Types of Abusep. 381
Prevalence and Contextp. 384
Developmental Course and Psychopathologyp. 386
Causesp. 394
Prevention and Treatmentp. 401
Key Termsp. 404
Epiloguep. 405
Glossaryp. 407
Referencesp. 419
Subject Indexp. 497
Name Indexp. 507
Creditsp. 525
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