Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology

Dumas (Purdue U.) and Nilsen (U. of Rochester) present a textbook on abnormal child and adolescent psychology that adopts a perspective that is, in turns, descriptive, developmental, and transactional. Each chapter looks at a particular disorder (or related disorders), exploring diagnostic criteria, examining etiology and developmental progression, and then discussing treatment and prevention issues. Chapters cover mental retardation, autism, childhood-onset schizophrenia, learning disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, child abuse and neglect, and health-related disorders. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Dumas (Purdue U.) and Nilsen (U. of Rochester) present a textbook on abnormal child and adolescent psychology that adopts a perspective that is, in turns, descriptive, developmental, and transactional.