What happens to children with psychiatric disorders as they mature? Many children experience attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, depression, suicidal behavior, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and conduct disorder. Long-term outcome of childhood disorders is becoming increasingly more important as clinicians, teachers, and parents take a broader, more comprehensive view of childhood disorders, their natural history, their developmental impact, later adolescent and adult functioning, and their possible multigenerational consequences.
Developmental factors pertaining to the child, such as the age at onset and severity of the disorder, other comorbid conditions, the child's sex and IQ, and physical or neurological health, all seem important in influencing outcome. In addition, social factors, such as socioeconomic status, family composition, mental health of parents, family functioning, and child-rearing practices seem to affect outcome. Finally, the impact of treatment is also crucial because it provides a picture of long-term efficacy of various approaches.
Do They Grow Out of It? Long-Term Outcomes of Childhood Disorders is a comprehensive review of this important area that familiarizes clinicians and others about long-term outcomes of childhood disorders. This book will guide their present interventions, which will improve long-term outcome in the future. Each chapter is written by a professional with expertise in both the disorder and its long-term sequelae. The authors critically review available information on long-term outcome of the particular childhood disorder; what factors, particularly treatments, influence this outcome; and what future research or clinical directions appear promising.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 25 mm
This book... is a good source for clinicians and mental professionals as a quick, readable overview of this existing relevant literature, and its limitations. * Psychiatric Services *
Child psychiatric clinicians will find this book the most comprehensive review of all the databases available for understanding the long-term outcomes of major childhood disorders. * Psychiatric Times *
Those interested in long-term effects without an extended critique of the methodological issues underlying many of the studies or the mediative effects of treatment will find this a valuable contribution to the literature. * Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health *
What this book provides, however, is a wealth of detail about the various studies in each area, with attention to factors that may affect outcome. The authors of each chapter are acknowledged experts in their areas, having all contributed to follow-up studies of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. Although the book will be of greatest interest to mental health professionals, it may also be useful to primary care physicians who counsel families with affected children. It is a must read for all child and adolescent mental health professionals. * The New England Journal of Medicine *