Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theory and Practice (Hardcover)
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Childhood and adolescence are sensitive periods in a person's life since it is during this time that they gain social-emotional and cognitive skills which have a profound impact on their mental health as adults. Some of the prominent reasons behind mental health conditions in children and adolescents are childhood epilepsy, behavioral disorders, depression, developmental disabilities and anxiety. There are several factors which can affect the mental health such as mental illness of parent, poverty, bullying or exposure to violence. A few of the different types of mental health disorders which are studied in relation to child and adolescent mental health are eating disorders, psychosis, suicide and self-harm, and risk-taking behaviors. This book unfolds the researches on child and adolescent mental health which will be crucial for the progress of this field in the future. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. This book aims to equip students and experts with the advanced topics and upcoming concepts in this area.