Starting at the Beginning: Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mental Health coincides with the 24th International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAPA) Congress in Singapore, June 2020. This book examines the determinates of individual differences in children and young people, along with the origins of maladjustment and psychiatric disorders. It addresses the ways in which interventions and mental health services can be developed and shaped to address individual differences among children. Additional topics include environmental hazards and mental health and cultural psychiatry as a basic science for addressing mental health disparities.
Chapters dive deeper into anxiety disorders in infants, gaming disorder, the pitfalls of treatment in OCD, and ADHD developmental neuropsychiatry. Another targeted section focuses on policies for child and adolescent mental health, including a review of mental health services in China, Oceania and East Asia.
- Emphasizes social and environmental influences
- Focuses on early developmental and infancy processes
- Addresses the training of child and adolescent psychiatrists across Europe
- Covers a range of illustrative psychiatric disorders and problems
- Works toward the goal of producing a mental health workforce with internationally recognized competencies
I. Influences on Development 1. Epigenetic processes in understanding child & adolescent mental health 2. Healthy environments and the promotion of optimal child & adolescent mental health 3. Early Life Determinants of Health: Invest early to break the cycle of long-term disadvantage 4. Cultural psychiatry as the basic science of addressing health and mental health disparities
II. Risks to development 5. Disease burden risks costs; Taiwanese/Asian/ global perspectives 6. Environmental hazards and mental health
III. Problems and disorders 7. Gaming disorder 8. Hikikomori
what is it, cultural and psychiatric conceptualisation, and interventions 9. Pitfalls of treatment in OCD including both CBT and medication pitfalls 10. Developmental perspectives on ADHD, treatment implications and achieving good outcomes
IV. Early detection, interventions 11. Challenges and opportunities of implementing early interventions for autism spectrum disorders in resource-limited settings: A South African example
V. Policy and services 12. Policy for Child and adolescent mental health 13. Chinese policy and practice in child and adolescent mental health 14. Child mental health needs, gap and services in East Asia
Matthew Hodes, MBBS BSc MSc PhD FRCPsych, is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London, and Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests are social and cultural psychiatry, including refugee mental health, the interface between mental and physical health, and evidence-based approaches to treatment. He is currently the Lead Editor for the Monographs of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals (IACAPAP).
Gau, Susan Shur-Fen
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Services at National Taiwan University Hospital, specializing in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Gau's research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, sleep medicine, and clinical, neuropsychological, brain imaging, and genetic studies on attention-deficit hyper activity disorder and autism spectrum disorders.
De Vries, Petrus J.
As part of his work, Dr. de Vries conducts research on adolescent health (sexual and reproductive, adolescent mental health, bullying in adolescents, health and education systems for adolescents, and intimate partner violence in adolescents), autism (screening and diagnostic tool evaluation and development, evaluation and development of interventions, health and education systems, and use of technology), and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC-assocationed neuropsychiatric disorders, clinical trials of mTOR inhibitors, and natural history of TSC).