Where There Is No Child Psychiatrist
208 pages
ISBN: 9781908020482

Where There Is No Child Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual

$26.95, Paperback
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Valsamma Eapen, Philip Graham, Shoba Srinath Australian author

Mental health problems and worries are common among infants, children and adolescents in every part of the world. This book is a practical manual for primary healthcare professionals, teachers and anyone who works with children - especially in places where specialist psychiatric care or medical advice is not available.

Written in simple language, it covers problems that health workers and teachers in low- and middle-income countries often have to deal with.

After giving the reader an overview of child mental health problems, the manual goes on to deal with the various developmental, behavioural and emotional problems that arise in as many as 10% of the youth population. For each problem it:

  • first provides an illustrative case example and then describes how to find out more about a child with this problem.
  • suggests what can be done to help the child and their family
  • also examines the mental health aspects of situations such as when children are maltreated or exposed to natural or man-made disasters.

Contains many illustrations.