Psychosis in Childhood and Adolescence offers an in-depth examination of the nature of psychosis, its risk factors and its manifestations in children and adolescents who experience a continuum of emotional disorders. The chapters present a hopeful, research-based framework for treatment. They emphasize combined treatment that is based on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy principles, pharmacological interventions and supportive family approaches that reflect the vulnerabilities and resources of the individual child. This text highlights the importance of thorough assessment and the need for long-term treatment that facilitates the psychotic child's healthy maturation. Readers will benefit from the case examples that illustrate the complexity of psychosis and the discussions of diagnostic and treatment issues as presented by experienced clinicians and researchers.
Introduction: The Complexity of Psychosis J.B.McCarthy Part I: The Development of Psychosis 1. Contemporary Views of Psychotic Disorders J.B McCarthy 2. Cognitive Schemas, the Role of Attachment and Psychosis M.F. Voilla, A.J. Gerber 3. Early Childhood Risk Factors for Autism and Psychosis K.M. Sossin Part II: Psychosis and Co-Occurring Disorders 4. Childhood Onset Schizophrenia A. Krasner, D. Winter 5. Mood Disorders and Psychosis J. B. McCarthy, Z. Dobrshi 6.Childhood Trauma and Psychosis E. Henry Part III: Treatment and Future Directions 7. Play Therapy with Psychotic and Borderline Children J.B. McCarthy, G.B. Guarton 8. Core Elements of Psychodynamic Technique A.M. Eisenberg 9. Evidence-Based Practice and Childhood Psychosis E. Kline, J. Schiffman, J. Choi, C. Laitner, J. Rogove 10. Forensic Issues with Psychosis and Youth Violence M.G. Master, L. Melnik, S. Inouye