"Child psychopathology experts Mash and Barkley have 'covered the waterfront' in this second edition of their comprehensive text. Empirically based chapters cover the full spectrum of child mental health, including behavior disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, autism, schizophrenia, learning disorders, and children at high risk. This book could serve as a full course in abnormal child psychology and should be on the bookshelf of all those in related fields, whether students, faculty members, or practitioners. The substantive introduction--almost a stand-alone text on developmental psychopathology--sets out the developmental systems framework that is used to integrate research findings from disparate professional disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Written by scholars with widely acknowledged expertise, each chapter includes a detailed description of the characteristics, diagnosis, epidemiology, prognosis, and multiple models of etiology of the syndrome at hand, as well as an exhaustive bibliography."--Mina K. Dulcan, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern University School of Medicine
"The publication of this revised second edition attests to the persistent demand for a volume of this type. Like its predecessor, the book gives evenhanded coverage to biological, cognitive, contextual, familial, and genetic variables in child psychopathology. In a field that is still in the early stages of development, this text offers a complete description of the current state of the science."--Gerald R. Patterson, PhD, Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, Oregon
"This is the second edition of a unique and deservedly popular text, which nests the current disorder-based taxonomy of child psychopathology within a developmental and multisystems framework. The volume comprises authoritative, extensively referenced, evidence-based reviews covering all the major childhood disorders. It is essential reading for practitioners and graduate students in all disciplines relevant to child mental health, including psychology, child psychiatry, and developmental pediatrics."--John Scott Werry, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Auckland, New Zealand
"This text is unequaled in its attention to current research and theory on child psychopathology."--Elizabeth Hayden, PhD, Psychology Department, University of Western Ontario
About the Author
Eric J. Mash, PhD, is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. He has served as an editor, editorial board member, and editorial consultant for many scientific and professional journals; and has published numerous books and journal articles.
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Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books and five assessment scales, plus more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.