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Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers

A Clinician's Guide

Editors: Vinson, Sarah, Vinson, Ebony (Eds.)

  • Features practical guidance for parent education regarding common pediatric mental health concerns
  • Describes evidence-based behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder and substance-use disorder
  • Includes medication tables by disorder for easy reference
  • Edited by mental health experts with experience providing integrated care and acting as consultants in outpatient primary care settings and written by experts in psychiatry and psychology
  • Provides valuable information on highly relevant topics such as trauma, cultural humility, resilience, medicolegal considerations, and mental health screening
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About this book

The purpose of this book is to provide a children’s mental health resource tailored to the needs of physicians working with children. There are currently no such texts, despite the fact that there are patient care, healthcare systems, and workforce factors that indicate a strong need for such a resource.

Approximately 1 in 5 children are diagnosed with a mental illness by the age of 18. Additionally, mental health conditions, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are consistently among the most common chronic conditions in pediatric clinical populations. Delays in both diagnosis and treatment increase the morbidity associated with these conditions. These delays expose the child to negative ramifications of his/her illness and can impact rates of poor academic performance, substance use disorders and criminal justice system involvement – potentially impacting long-term life trajectories. Early identification of mental illness and appropriate intervention is critical to the healthy development of youth, though physicians in primary care and pediatrics are seldom trained to detect and treat such illnesses.

The importance of recognizing mental illness is reflected in practice guidelines for pediatric primary care providers as well as in how service delivery is being structured, but this does not offer in-depth clinical guidelines. Additionally, integrated care and medical home models include mental health as key components, though yet again physicians are often not trained to work with these models. While clearly indicated clinically, these requirements do not come with significant increases in reimbursement and are added to an already demanding schedule. Increasingly, providers are also expected to use evidence based screening instruments without exposure to this body of literature. Some guidance on using those instruments in context will help them to use those tools more effectively.

Finally, primary care providers and even some adult psychiatrists and psychologists are operating in a healthcare system with a severe, nationwide shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists and mental healthcare providers. While a text certainly cannot single-handedly compensate for such a workforce shortage, it could potentially help to mitigate the negative impact on patients by facilitating early identification and treatment in the primary care setting. Additionally, with more effective treatment in pediatric settings, less complex cases may be addressed before specialty care is needed, and the expertise of child and adolescent psychiatrists can be more effectively used for more complex cases.

Pediatric Psychiatry in Primary Care is the ultimate resource for clinicians working with children, including pediatricians, family physicians, general psychiatrists, psychologists, early career child psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, school counselors, and all clinical professionals who may encounter children struggling with psychiatric disorders.

About the authors

Sarah Y. Vinson, MD         

Lorio Psych Group

Atlanta, GA 30307


Ebony S. Vinson, PhD

Lorio Psych Group

Atlanta, GA 30307


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Considerations on Resilience in At-Risk Youth

    Vinson, Sarah Y.

    Pages 3-11

  • Cultural Considerations

    Vinson, Ebony S. (et al.)

    Pages 13-22

  • Trauma

    Durham, Michelle P.

    Pages 23-32

  • Suicide and Non-suicidal Self-Injury

    Vijay, Aditi (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Pediatric Mental Health Assessment in the Primary Care Setting

    Cotton, Nicole (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90350-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90349-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers
Book Subtitle
A Clinician's Guide
Editors
  • Sarah Vinson
  • Ebony Vinson
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90350-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90350-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90349-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 216
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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