Psychiatric Times, 01-JAN-07 -- "This books finds a place in this special niche by providing comprehensive yet practical information that can be used n a variety of settings. This textbook is relevant, up-to-date, and concise. It is an essential addition to the library of any primary care clinician or psychiatrist who treats children and adolescents with mental illnesses. This textbook would also serve as a wonderful review for a child psychiatrist who is preparing for the boards. Chapter 2, "Psychiatric Rating Scales: Theory and Practice," is particularly helpful because it succinctly reviews rating scales from a variety of symptom categories without getting excessively technical. Other noteworthy features are clinical vignettes that appear in most chapters, suggested readings (including websites), and practical easy-to-read medication reference tables. The book does the job it set out to do, which is to help educate and perhaps empower those poised to treat this challenging yet rewarding population." --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition. Product Description Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials, Second Edition presents comprehensive yet practical information about psychiatric problems in children and adolescents that can be used in a wide variety of clinical settings. Written by both psychiatrists and primary care providers, this concise and readable text is divided into four sections on evaluation, specific disorders, special issues, and treatment. Clinical case studies reinforce the major points in each chapter and tables present at-a-glance information on psychotropic drugs for various disorders. This edition has fifty percent new contributing authors, more information on evaluating polypharmaceutic approaches, and new chapters on fetal alcohol syndrome, nutritional psychiatry, and evidence-based psychotherapies.