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From Research to Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Edited by Jean-Philippe Raynaud; Matthew Hodes and Susan Shur-Fen Gau

From Research to Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health has been shaped to reflect the mental health needs of children and adolescents in low and middle income countries of the world. It also includes chapters on topics based on research and practice in high income countries which may have lessons and implications universally. The first section of the book takes a child and adolescent mental health services perspective encompassing epidemiology, mental health needs, and selected policy issues. The second section provides summaries of research findings into the mechanisms for problems frequently encountered in child and adolescent psychiatric practice: schizophrenia, mood disorders, and sleep problems. The third and last section is about interventions and practice. It describes the treatment gap between low and middle income countries in relation to child and adolescent mental health and shows how professionals or lay people may be trained to effectively deliver interventions.

This monograph has been produced for the 21st congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) to be held in Durban, South Africa, in 2014. This is the first congress of IACAPAP in Africa, and it takes place at an appropriate time in view of the continent’s burgeoning child population, significant economic growth and wish to improve the populations’ health.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 230Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-3171-9 • Hardback • May 2014 • $92.00 • (£65.00)
978-1-4422-3307-2 • Paperback • May 2014 • $43.00 • (£29.95)
978-1-4422-3172-6 • eBook • May 2014 • $40.00 • (£24.95)
Jean-Philippe Raynaud, MD, is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Toulouse University and head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Toulouse University Hospital.

Matthew Hodes, PhD, is senior lecturer in child & adolescent psychiatry at Imperial College London.

Susan Shur-Fen Gau, PhD, is chair of the Department of Psychiatry at National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine.
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Editorial Introduction
Jean-Philippe Raynaud, Susan Shur-Fen Gau and Matthew Hodes

Part I: Mental Health Services Perspectives and Epidemiology
1: Mental Health and the Global Agenda
Anne E. Becker and Arthur Kleinman
2: Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents:
Background and U.S. Studies
Kathleen Ries Merikangas and Jianping He

Part II: Problems and Disorders
3: Findings and Concepts from Children at Genetic Risk that May Transform
Prevention Research and Practice in Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
Maziade M., Gilbert E., Berthelot N. and Paccalet T.
4: Sleep Schedule, Patterns and Problems of Children and Adolescents Seen in Child
Mental Health Practice
Susan Shur-Fen Gau and Huey-Ling Chiang

Part III: Interventions and Practice
5: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Low and Middle Income Countries:
the Role of Task Shifting
Marguerite Marlow and Mark Tomlinson
6: What works where? A Systematic Review of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Interventions for Low and Middle Income Countries
Henrikje Klasen, Anne-Claire Crombag and Koen Stolk
7: Addressing the Consequences of Violence and Adversity: The Development of
a Group Mental Health Intervention for War-Affected Youth in Sierra Leone
Theresa S. Betancourt, Elizabeth A. Newnham, Katrina Hann, Ryan K. McBain,
Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith, John Weisz, Grace M. Lilienthal and Nathan Hansen

8: Present Status of ASD from Childhood to Adulthood and an Intervention Initiativefor Adults with ASD in Japan
Hideki Yokoi, Soo-Yung Kim, Miki Igarashi, Yoko Komine and Nobumasa Kato
9: Why Should Cultural Factors Be Taken into Account in Child and Adolescent
Development and Mental Health Care?
Marie-Rose Moro, Jordan Sibeoni and Rahmethnissah Radjack
10: Digital Horizons: Using Information Technology Based Interventions in Preventing
and Managing Mental Health Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
James Woollard and Tami Kramer

About the Contributors

The world population balance is shifting. Rich, developed countries’ inhabitants are becoming older while people in low and middle income countries are becoming younger, so much so that a large proportion of the world’s youth now lives in these countries. Another shift is also taking place in youth-rich countries: their leaders are increasingly concerned about improving the mental health of their people and realize the need to train more and better professionals to deal with these problems. This book is a key source of information for policy and practice that would be useful for professionals in training and leaders when addressing these issues.

Joseph M. Rey, PhD, University of Sydney