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By Eric J. Mash, David A. Wolfe

ISBN-10: 1111834490

ISBN-13: 9781111834494

This book's considerate and actual stability of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental techniques to baby and adolescent psychopathology is available to a vast diversity of readers. up to date and forward-looking, the publication maintains to supply the main authoritative, scholarly, and complete assurance of those matters, tracing the developmental process each one affliction and displaying how organic, mental, and sociocultural elements engage with a child's surroundings. assurance contains the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional methods to type in addition to evidence-based evaluation and remedy, modern examine, and the newest theories on the topic of the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity version of behavior affliction, the triple vulnerability version of hysteria, the tripartite version in teenagers, melancholy, and autism.

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Believing that mental disorders were a form of disease, he criticized society’s ignorance and indifference and sought to prevent mental disease by raising the standards of care and disseminating reliable information (M. Levine & Levine, 1992). As a result, detection and intervention methods began to flourish, based on a more tempered—yet still quite frightened and ill-informed—view of afflicted individuals. Unfortunately, because this paradigm was based on a biological disease model, intervention was limited to persons with the most visible and prominent disorders, such as psychoses or severe mental retardation.

Was there anything about Oswald’s behavior in childhood that indicated that he would assassinate President John F. Kennedy years later? Although these questions are central to defining and understanding abnormal child behavior and warrant thoughtful consideration, no simple, straightforward answers exist. ) More often than not, childhood disorders are accompanied by various layers of abnormal behavior or development, ranging from the more visible and alarming (such as truancy or physical assault), to the more subtle yet critical (such as teasing and peer rejection), to the more hidden and systemic (such as depression or parental rejection).

Initially, John Watson (1878–1958), the “Father of Behaviorism,” intended to explain Freud’s concepts in more scientific terms, based on the new learning theory of classical conditioning. Ironically, Watson was perhaps more psychoanalytically inspired by Freud’s theories than he intended. As he attempted to explain terms such as unconscious and transference using the language of conditioned emotional responses (and thereby discredit Freud’s theory of emotions), he in fact pioneered the scientific investigation of some of Freud’s ideas (Rilling, 2000).

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