Springer Series on Child and Family Studies

Medical and Mental Health During Childhood

Psychosocial Perspectives and Positive Outcomes

Authors: Nabors, Laura

  • Provides detailed instruction on identifying and treating common childhood medical and mental health issues
  • Explores ways to leverage a child’s unique strengths and weaknesses to promote positive functioning and outcomes
  • Details incidence and prevalence of each issue, its impact on children, caregivers’ role, and practical applications for clinicians.
  • Each chapter includes summaries, exercises, questions, and references
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of medical and mental illness in children, detailing how psychological, academic, and social functioning can be enhanced – and inherent challenges overcome – in young patients. The volume describes best-practices in depth, including how to ensure accurate diagnosis, developmentally appropriate treatment, and effective coordination between medical and school personnel. It discusses common medical conditions (e.g., asthma, cancer, diabetes) and mental health conditions (e.g., autism, ADHD, depression), emphasizing the critical role of health education in promoting optimal outcomes.

Topics featured in this text include: 

  • Screening and diagnosis practices for children with medical and mental illness. 
  • Chronic and condition-related pain in children.
  • Medical fears that may interfere with treatment and positive health behaviors
  • Health education and coping strategies for children.
  • Recommendations for family-directed interventions.
  • Illustrative case studies and review questions.

Medical and Mental Health During Childhood is an essential text for graduate students as well as a valuable reference for researchers, professors, and clinicians in clinical child and school psychology, social work, public health, family studies, educational psychology and counseling, health education, and allied disciplines.


About the authors

Laura Nabors, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Health Promotion and Education Program, in the School of Human Services, in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, at the University of Cincinnati. She is also a diplomat in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology for the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Nabors graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology, with a focus on working with children and families, from the University of Memphis. She has interests in children’s health and mental health issues and helping children with these issues to become integrated into their schools and activities. She is concerned with wellness and promoting adaptation for children and their families, especially in community settings.

Reviews

“The textbook reviews medical and mental illnesses in children … . the author did cite current articles, and many of the intervention sections provided research evidence for specific interventions … . this book may be useful to those with limited or no understanding of childhood physical and mental health impairments.” (Linda C. Caterino, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (7), February, 2017)

“Nabors has created a compendium of materials that can be used as either a classroom textbook or resource for practitioners, parents, school staff, or medical providers. Both undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on pediatric psychology and child/adolescent services would find this book easy to adapt. … This book is a great start and contributes important and meaningful information, easily read and understood, for health educators from varied specialties. The benefits could be life saving!” (Sharon Berry, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Vol. 26, 2017)


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Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31117-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31115-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical and Mental Health During Childhood
Book Subtitle
Psychosocial Perspectives and Positive Outcomes
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Child and Family Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31117-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31117-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31115-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 208
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics