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How to find mental health care for your child.


How to find mental health care for your child.

Braaten, Ellen B.

American Psychological Assn.


265 pages




Braaten, a child psychologist at Harvard Medical School who specializes in pediatric neuropsychology and psychological testing, offers a guide for parents to finding mental health care when their child develops problems. She covers when to seek help, types of evaluations, diagnosis, and possible treatments. Also discussed are the symptoms, biology, causes, course, and treatment of common childhood disorders, including attentional and disruptive behavior disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, mood, anxiety, and eating disorders, and learning disabilities. Information on various treatments including psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, and school- based services is provided.

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Date:Dec 1, 2010
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