Written by the training director of Yale Child Study Center's world-renowned psychiatry program, this practical handbook is a quick, concise guide for professionals on the front lines of child and adolescent mental health care. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Stubbe takes clinicians through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering essential fast facts and effective patient care strategies. Sections cover psychiatric evaluation; disorders seen in infants, children, and adolescents; treatment modalities and treatment planning; and special circumstances including psychiatric emergencies, child neglect and abuse, and family issues. Easy-to-use appendices include rating scales and resource information. The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.Stubbe, Dorothy is the author of 'Child & Adolescent Psychiatry A Practical Guide', published 2006 under ISBN 9780781778312 and ISBN 078177831X.