Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1st Edition
by Mina K. Dulcan (Author, Editor)
The arrival of Dulcan s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is cause for celebration. In this evidence-based, practice-focused, comprehensive volume, Dulcan and her contributors have raised the bar for contemporary textbooks of child and adolescent psychiatry. Likely to become a classic that will spawn many more editions over the years, this highly readable text will proficiently serve not only trainees and seasoned practitioners in child and adolescent psychiatry, but those in general psychiatry, pediatrics, and other health care fields as well. --Joel Yager, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
This is a must-have resource for all practitioners interested in childhood mental disorders, especially those in training and those preparing for board and maintenance of certification exams. Leading authorities provide comprehensive yet concise state-of-the-knowledge reviews for every important topic in the field. Valuable summary tables provide a useful organization to the information. This is the most important child and adolescent psychiatry textbook currently available. --Robert L. Hendren, D.O., Professor of Psychiatry; Tsakopoulos-Vismara Chair & Executive Director, M.I.N.D. Institute; Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California, Davis; President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Contains a comprehensive presentation of clinical rating scales and semistructured interview techniques without losing the child developmental context. The summary bullet points at the end of each chapter offer an especially valuable take-away message. --John F. McDermott, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii School of Medicine; Past Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a fresh look at the field of child mental health. It is useful to trainees and practitioners in a variety of specialties, providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive text in child and adolescent psychiatry as presented by more than 110 contributors who distill their knowledge and expertise into a single authoritative volume.
Chapters on evaluation are developmentally focused, with a separate chapter for each age range. Eighteen chapters focus on specific disorders, while "special topics" include new chapters on bereavement and traumatic grief; ethnic, cultural, and religious issues; aggression and violence; children of ill parents; legal/ethical issues; and telepsychiatry. The text's wide-ranging emphasis on treatment -- expanded from seven to eighteen chapters -- includes psychopharmacology, brain-based innovative treatments, and a range of psychosocial approaches that focus on individual, family, therapeutic milieu, and systemic models of care. A new section on consultation provides guidance on interactions with schools, primary care practitioners, and the juvenile justice system.
Both scholarly and practical, Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a core resource for child and adolescent psychiatry training and will also serve as a reference for practitioners in psychiatry, pediatrics, neurology, psychology, nursing, and social work.
About the Author
Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., is Osterman Professor of Child Psychiatry and Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children s Memorial Hospital; Head of the Warren Wright Adolescent Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Lot
Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2011
I usually am a believer of the principle "there should never be a dearth of resources" [how much I end up reading these resources is a totally different story and another discussion for another day ;)!!!!]
So as a proud owner of Lewis' Child and Adolescent Psychiatry textbook, The classic textbook Rutter's child
and adolescent psychiatry, Kaplan and Saddock's version of their own child psychiatry textbook (which is actually a sham, as they just took the pages out of the K&S adult textbook and covered it under a new binding), and a plethora of other textbooks.
Nina Dulcan's book has some unique selling points, which might not be great for an endowed chair of psychiatry or a professor in an academic setting, but it certainly great for a resident/fellow.
Dulcan as a scientist is not at all in the league of Rutter and Lewis et. al. Who are much greater academicians and scientists than Dulcan. But to write a good book you need a good writer, and the Dulcan textbook is great to say the least
- The printing and user interface is very user friendly, writing style is excellent, fluid, and makes you turn to the next page, which is very laudable, it being a subject textbook and not a Agatha Christie suspense thriller.
- It starts every chapter, as if from scratch (very important for the trainees, and builds up
- Builds up, and touches on every aspect of a condition
- Psychopharmacology is not well discussed and could have been more detailed (ADHD management to give a very basic exampl
Hardcover: 1104 pages
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (October 19, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 2.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.3 pounds
Crux of the Story: If you have no financial constraints go buy all the available textbooks as they have their own great chapters and aspects. If not, and like most people you have to choose one book over the rest, I'd say go for the Dulcan textbook. It solves the purpose for any trainee, or any child psychiatrist outside of academic settings.
P.S: As I was reading this review, I felt like a salesman, so I thought I will clarify for you guys; I have never met or communicated with Dr. Dulcan, and I am not selling her book, and she does not pay me any commission [I wish she reads this and decides to do so ;)]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2014
Great book and full of information for those who work in the industry. Easy to read and understand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clinician's review
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2010
This is a good update with revisions to the previous edition. The text format is more user friendly.the chapters on child and family assessment would benefit from example presentations.
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