Principles of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry through Complex Clinical Cases,
Edition 1
By Ayol Samuels, David Myland Kaufman, MD and Audrey Walker

Publication Date: 28 Mar 2024
Principles of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry through Complex Clinical Cases provides basic diagnosis and treatment tactics, along with the tools that clinicians need to perform both a psychiatric and neurological “consultation,¿ including differential diagnoses and questions to ask. Readers are then offered the neuropsychiatric details of the particular illness that has afflicted sample patients, along with treatment guidelines offered to said patient and their parents. Cases presented include the following topics: Absence Seizures, ESES, Myotonic Dystrophy, Adrenal Leukodystrophy, ADHD with Comorbidities, Wilson’s Disease, ASD, Schizophrenia, Astrocytoma with Hypoactive Delirium, Systemic Lupus Erythematous, Traumatic Brain Injury, OCD, Tourette’s, Klein Levin Syndrome, and more.

Key Features

  • Presents the most complex cases in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
  • Provides the combined perspectives of the pediatric neurologist and psychiatrist at every stage of the patient evaluation
  • Highlights the difficulties in conveying the complexity of the diagnosis to patients and families and provides strategies for clinicians
  • Provides concise reviews of demographic factors, clinical presentation, and diagnostic and treatment considerations for central pediatric neuropsychiatric conditions
  • Includes take-home generalizable principles for differentiating psychiatric syndrome from a neurological disease etiology
About the author
By Ayol Samuels, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA; David Myland Kaufman, MD, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Director of Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA and Audrey Walker
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
Part I. My child cannot pay attention
2. “Jared cannot pay attention and has been misbehaving”
3. “Johnny spaces out all the time”
4. "Danny is having difficulty concentrating and is not motivated to do any of his school work”
Part II. My Child is Acting Strangely
5. “Ruth is yelling at people who are not there”
6. “Jacob thinks we are trying to kill him”
7. “Sam is saying strange things”
8. “Brian is hearing voices”
Part III. My child won’t get out of bed
9. “Melissa won’t leave her room”
10. “Lynette won’t move or speak to us”
Part IV. My child cannot control his temper
11. “Danielle has been having so many tantrums”
12. “Sara has been having aggressive outbursts”
13. “We all have to walk on eggshells around Tony”
Book details
ISBN: 9780128184288
Page Count: 242
Illustrations : 60 illustrations (50 in full color)
Retail Price : £97.99
9780122087707; 9780128153109; 9780323415590; 9781455723768
Psychiatrist, neurologists, neuropsychiatrist, psychiatry and neuropsychiatric fellows, neurosurgeons. Neurology and psychiatry faculty, pediatricians, family practitioners