This book presents research aimed at understanding the clinical and socio-cultural factors that affect mental health of children and adolescents. It comprehensively covers the latest developments in the scientific study of mental health and illness of children and adolescents. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, child labour that have an impact on the mental health of children.
From the contents Mental health challenges of children around the world.- Early intervention program.- Epidemiology of mental disorders - cross-cultural comparison.- Neurobiology of autism.- Psychopathology of depression, ADHD, phobias, etc.-Suicidal behaviour.- Psychological therapies.- Pharmacotherapy.- Child services around the world.- Diagnoses, cultural validity, and Prevalence.- Treatments, institutions, services.- Brain conditions, mechanisms, toxins, infections incl. HIV.- Cultural attitudes, stigma, place of children, Child labour & exploitation.- Refugees, migration.- Ethics, law, child protection/ Training.