1:Scope and principles of neuropsychiatry in the young
2:Development and pathology of key functions
3:Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
4:Autism Spectrum Disorders and Early Onset Psychoses
5:Tourette and learning impairments
6:Psychiatric consequences of brain syndromes
7:Genetic and environmental influences on early development
10:From altered function to restriction of life
Several alterations of brain function cause common mental problems in young people. ADHD, autism, tic disorders, learning difficulties, intellectual disability, and the psychotic disorders of young people are conventionally classified and described as discrete neuropsychiatric problems. Research, however, has made it clear that they are complex, variable, dimensional, overlapping, and that they frequently coexist and share aetiological influences.
Developmental Neuropsychiatry explores how clinicians often find themselves confronted with complex problems of diagnosis and treatment. Existing texts and guidelines, however, continue to be organized around simple conceptualization of illness categories. The book provides unified accounts of the complex psychiatric, psychological, neurological, medical, social, and educational issues that are relevant to clinical understanding.
• This book provides integrated clinical and research accounts of neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD, autism, tic disorders, learning difficulties, and intellectual disability.
• An up-to-date account of a rapidly changing field with increasing importance for clinicians and educators.
• Presents a modern understanding of frequent comorbidity with details of differential recognition and conditions that often coexist or complicate outcome.