Assessing and Treating Low Incidence/High Severity by Stefan C. Dombrowski

By Stefan C. Dombrowski

During the prior a number of many years, curiosity in children’s mental issues has grown gradually in the examine neighborhood, leading to a burgeoning wisdom base. the vast majority of the eye and investment, no longer strangely, has occupied with the extra usual and famous stipulations. even supposing this increases the percentages that teens with extra famous issues akin to ADHD, autism, and studying problems will obtain much-needed specialist evaluate and intervention, kids with much less often encountered issues may well event the next hazard of misdiagnosis and irrelevant therapy.

Useful facts has been scattered in the course of the literature for severe-but-less-frequent formative years mental issues, together with: fireplace atmosphere; gender id illness; impulse keep watch over problems (i.e., kleptomania, trichotillomania, intermittent explosive disorder); selective mutism; Munchausen through proxy; early life schizophrenia; gang involvement; sexual offending; self-injurious habit; and feral young ones. This concise quantity bargains updated info on those stipulations, which, notwithstanding fairly infrequent, could have profound impression not just at the youngsters themselves but in addition their households, pals, and the group at huge. assurance of every sickness is gifted in an available layout covering:

  • Overview and history.
  • Description and diagnostic class, with proposed alterations to the DSM-V.
  • Etiology and theory.
  • Assessment instruments and interview protocols.
  • Commonly used mental and pharmacological remedy options.
  • Current examine matters and instructions for destiny research.

Assessing and Treating Low Incidence/High Severity mental issues of Childhoodis essential reference for researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and graduate scholars in medical baby and faculty psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, social paintings, university counseling, schooling, and public policy.

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3. Strong and persistent preferences for cross-sex roles in make-believe play or persistent fantasies of being the other sex. 4. Intense desire to participate in the stereotypical games and pastimes of the other sex. 5. Strong preference for playmates of the other sex. • B. Persistent discomfort with his or her sex or sense of inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex. • C. The disturbance is not concurrent with a physical intersex condition. • D. The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

1 Overview History is replete with accounts of individuals who consider themselves a different gender from which their genitalia indicates. In some societies, these individuals were revered and even granted shamanic duties. In others, most recently contemporary Eurocentric cultures, individuals with gender incongruence have been the subject of scorn if not downright brutality. One has only to view movies such as Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game (1992) or Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry (1999) to view animosity toward individuals with gender incongruence.

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