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Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental

Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental By unknown
When care of younger patients raises thorny legal questions, you need answers you can trust: that’s why this book belongs on every clinician’s reference shelf. Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health is a timely and authoritative source that covers issues ranging from child custody to litigation concerns as it walks clinicians through the often-confusing field of depositions and courtroom testimony.The book expands on the 2002 volume Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry winner of the 2003 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, to meet pressing twenty-first-century concerns, from telepsychiatry to the Internet, while continuing to cover basic issues, such as forensic evaluation, psychological screening, and the interviewing of children for suspected sexual abuse, that are important to both new and experienced practitioners. Many of its chapters have been entirely rewritten by new authors to provide fresh insight into such topics as child custody; juvenile law; abuse, neglect, and permanent wardship cases; transcultural, transracial, and gay/lesbian parenting and adoption; and the reliability and suggestibility of children’s statements. It also includes significant material not found in the previous volume: ? Two chapters on special education offer an introduction to screening instruments and help practitioners determine a child’s potential need for special education programs and services.? A chapter on cultural competence helps readers improve the accuracy and responsiveness of forensic evaluations and minimize the chance of an unjust outcome resulting from misguided expert opinion.? The section on youth violence features three new chapters — Taxonomy and Neurobiology of Aggression, Prevention of School Violence, and Juvenile Stalkers — plus a newly written chapter on assessment of violence risk, offering guidance on how to confront problems such as bullying and initiate effective family interventions.? A chapter on psychiatric malpractice and professional liability addresses these legal concerns with an eye toward cases involving minors.? A chapter on psychological autopsy covers evaluation of the circumstances surrounding pediatric suicides, describing various types of equivocal deaths and discussing legal issues such as admissibility of the autopsy in court.? A newly written chapter on the Internet expands the previous book’s focus on child pornography to help practitioners deal with issues ranging from online threats to emotional and legal consequences of interactions in cyberspace. This is a valuable reference not only for practitioners in psychiatry and the mental health field but also for attorneys and judges. It opens up a field that may be too often avoided and helps professionals make their way through legal thickets with confidence.
I went into Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental But when I got far enough in the first episode, I found out it wasn’t. Currently, only the first episode is out and it left on a cliffhanger! I am addicted to it! I highly recommend it! Hope you like it!
Intriguing story. A Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental I found hard to put down. The ending was disappointing as I was expecting some climax or epiphany that never happened.

Clinical Manual of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent, persistent, disabling, and costly psychiatric disorders, yet they are often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Fortunately, there have been major advances in understanding and treating these conditions in recent years; this is one of the most exciting areas in modern medicine.This clinical manual has earned its place in the literature as one of just a few volumes that covers all of the major anxiety disorders and presents integrated contributions from both psychopharmacologists and psychotherapists — all in one compact work written for busy clinicians.Though concepts of anxiety have long enjoyed a central position in philosophical and psychoanalytic theories, empirical research on anxiety disorders has a relatively short history. Here, 16 experts discuss advances in diagnosis, assessment (including relevant rating scales), pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy.This volume begins by reviewing recent important diagnostic, epidemiological, neurobiological, and treatment findings — all of which have significant implications for clinicians. Subsequent chapters cover ? Panic disorder and agoraphobia — Laboratory studies of fear have significantly advanced our understanding of the neurocircuitry and neurochemistry of panic. Furthermore, panic disorder is now readily treated with both medications and psychotherapy. ? Specific phobia — Viewed for many years as mild and even trivial, this common disorder is now recognized for its very real associated distress and impairment. Exposure therapy is the treatment mainstay, though pharmacotherapy should be considered particularly when there is comorbidity.? Social phobia (or social anxiety disorder) — In the past few years, the first FDA-approved medications for this disorder have been made available. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is also effective for the treatment of this underdiagnosed and undertreated condition.? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) — OCD was the first disorder where it was shown that both specific medications and cognitive-behavioral techniques resulted in normalization of activity in particular brain structures. It is now possible to provide patients with integrated treatment approaches.? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — Once viewed as a normal reaction to trauma, PTSD is increasingly understood as a pathological response, characterized by specific psychobiological dysfunctions. Again, there have been exciting advances in the treatment of this disorder, with the release of the first FDA-approved agents for PTSD.? Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) — For a number of years GAD was thought of as a residual disorder occasionally seen in combination with more primary conditions. Nowadays, we know that GAD is an independent condition that is prevalent, persistent, and disabling. Busy residents and psychiatrists in active clinical practice, psychologists, primary care practitioners, and other mental health professionals will find this clinical manual — with its integrated approach of both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy — a valuable tool in their everyday practices.
Now I’m gonna have to go back and read his previous works, and I can’t wait!
Clinical Manual of Anxiety Disorders By unknown
I’ve read a lot of books, but this is one of my all time favorites. I promise you, unless you have a heart of stone, you will love this book.

Qualitative Methods for Health Research

Qualitative Methods for Health Research By unknown
‘The new edition of Green and Thorogood’s Qualitative Methods for Health Research presents a great choice for professors teaching courses across the health care spectrum due to its authors’ ability to give students a diverse buffet designed to whet appetites and increase hunger for more qualitative research nourishment’ – The Weekly Qualitative Report Suitable for researchers and students in the fields of public health, health services research, nursing and health promotion, Qualitative Methods for Health Research provides a thorough and practical introduction to designing, conducting and appraising qualitative research. Qualitative Methods for Health Research is full of easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply core research skills to health research. Drawing on over twenty years experience of teaching methodology, Green and Thorogood cover the essentials of the theory and principles of applied research in an accessible way. Using examples from a range of settings, this book introduces readers to the key debates in qualitative methodology; issues in designing ethical, feasible and rigorous projects; the main ways of collecting and analysing qualitative data and ways of appraising and writing qualitative research. This new, Second Edition covers developments in systematic reviews of qualitative research and analysis, and includes a chapter focusing on practical issues of qualitative work within applied health research programmes. Key features include: – Case studies – Chapter summaries and key points – Glossary Qualitative Methods for Health Research is an invaluable introduction for both health professionals and students with little prior knowledge of social theory. Judith Green is a Reader in Sociology of Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Nicki Thorogood is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Great story. Having been involved from a different vantage point I find experiences unique and inspiring.
Qualitative Methods for Health Research is very well written and draws you in. I couldn’t read it fast enough wanting know what happens. I finished a week so and I’m still upset about the end.

Psychiatry Review and Canadian Certification Exam Preparation Guide

Psychiatry Review and Canadian Certification Exam Preparation Guide is the first exam preparation text intended specifically for candidates taking the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) psychiatry examination. This concise, single volume review contains “Canadian-specific” content so that readers need not modify other sources, but may rely on it as their primary source of preparation.The volume is based on The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry and cites only validated sources used in other APP books, so candidates can be assured of its content integrity. It has been fully updated, and it includes a multitude of features that will appeal to harried candidates: ? The information presented is consistent with Canadian psychiatry practice. References have been drawn from the Canadian psychiatric literature, and laboratory units; medication names and doses, and the language employed are consistent with Canadian medicine and psychiatry;? The volume is organized according to familiar DSM-IV classifications, allowing readers to quickly locate the most appropriate chapter. It does not neglect foundational knowledge, however, offering complete coverage of basic neuroanatomy as well as more advanced topics such as neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, and the cultural and legal aspects of psychiatric illness;? Quick-reference tables summarizing diagnostic criteria for specific psychiatric disorders and other critical information are especially useful and abundant; and? A rigorous 200-question practice exam and answer guide provide a reality check for prospective exam takers. The exam’s structure reflects the actual board examination, with question topics commingled, and candidates seeking additional questions and annotated answers to enhance their preparation are referred to additional online self-assessments. The Psychiatry Review and Canadian Certification Exam Preparation Guide represents the best of psychiatric scholarship, combined with insight into the RCPSC psychiatry exam, and a keen eye for presenting the necessary information in a logical, easy-to-remember manner. This one-stop resource is destined to become candidates’ constant companion in the months leading up to the exam, and after.
This was a great, quick read. Can’t wait to see the movie. I’d like to read Quick’s other books
Psychiatry Review and Canadian Certification Exam Preparation Guide By unknown
one that I could not put down. I was late for a lot of appointments and stayed up late because I had to finish just one more chapter. I would highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read Mr. Quick’s next novel.

Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness Genetic and

Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness Genetic and By unknown
A major benchmark in the understanding of psychiatric illness in children and adolescents, Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness reports on progress in identifying genetic and environmental influences on emotional-behavioral disorders. A team of 22 international authorities presents work that changes the way child psychiatry and clinical psychology are conceptualized, debunking misconceptions about depression, antisocial behavior, and other conditions to enhance our understanding of the causes of child psychopathology — and improve the ways we treat these disorders. Coverage of basic principles describes the influence of genomic medicine, as explained by trailblazers in the field who demonstrate the importance of the developmental perspective. Chapters on gene-environment interaction review the important concepts of personality and temperament, cognition, and sex — including findings from molecular genetic investigations on adolescent cognition, temperament, and brain function. Disorder-based examples show how emotional-behavioral illness and wellness attest to the interaction of genetic and environmental factors over time, providing new insight into the study of anxious depression, ADHD, autism, and antisocial personality disorders. And in considering how we can bridge the gap between research and clinical applications, Dr. Hudziak describes his family-based gene-environment approach as a means of better understanding etiopathology and treatment. Among the other significant contributions: ? Thomas Achenbach focuses on the importance of culture in understanding the genetic and environmental impact on children, with insights into measuring these sources of influence.? Joan Kaufman reports on her seminal work on the genetic and environmental modifiers of risk and resilience in child abuse, relating maltreatment to other forms of environmental risk, genetic mediation, and reactivity.? D. I. Boomsma describes the genetic architecture of childhood worry, presenting data from an extraordinary sample of 30,000 twin pairs.? Frank Verhulst draws on a 14-year study to detail the advantages of the developmental perspective in understanding antisocial behavior.? Stephen Faraone offers guidelines for moving beyond statistics to document the functional significance of DNA variants associated with psychopathology. As the contributors ably demonstrate, these new approaches to the care and treatment of at-risk children are applicable to daily practice, teaching, and research. Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness shows that these psychopathologies are not a matter of nature versus nurture or genes versus environment, but rather an intertwining web of them all.
Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness Genetic and was no exception. couldn’t put it down and read it in less than a day an amazing job of telling this story in a realistic way, all while bringing out for another fantastic creation. I’m very much looking forward to the next installment in the series!
Don’t waste you money or your time. Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness Genetic and is not even an imagination stretch, it is a disappointment at best.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics By unknown
Winner of the Cantemir Prize of the Berendel Foundation Eugenic thought and practice swept the world from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century in a remarkable transnational phenomenon. Eugenics informed social and scientific policy across the political spectrum, from liberal welfare measures in emerging social-democratic states to feminist ambitions for birth control, from public health campaigns to totalitarian dreams of the “perfectibility of man.” This book dispels for uninitiated readers the automatic and apparently exclusive link between eugenics and the Holocaust. It is the first world history of eugenics and an indispensable core text for both teaching and research. Eugenics has accumulated generations of interest as experts attempted to connect biology, human capacity, and policy. In the past and the present, eugenics speaks to questions of race, class, gender and sex, evolution, governance, nationalism, disability, and the social implications of science. In the current climate, in which the human genome project, stem cell research, and new reproductive technologies have proven so controversial, the history of eugenics has much to teach us about the relationship between scientific research, technology, and human ethical decision-making.
recommend it to anyone who wants to read a fast pace, edge of your seat The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics.
I couldn’t put this The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics down! Very suspenseful, I never expected the things that happened when I turned the page