Starting at the Beginning,
Edition 1 Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mental Health
Edited by Matthew Hodes, Susan Shur-Fen Gau and Petrus J. De Vries

Publication Date: 16 Jul 2020

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.

Key Features

  • 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
About the author
Edited by Matthew Hodes, Imperial College London, and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom ; Susan Shur-Fen Gau, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC and Petrus J. De Vries, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Table of Contents

Stanley Kutcher


I. Epidemiological and cultural perspectives in child and adolescent mental health

1. Prevalence, risk factors, and disease burden of child and adolescent mental disorders: Taiwanese and global aspects
Susan Shur-Fen Gau, Yi-Lung Chen

2. Cultural psychiatry as the basic science of addressing health and mental health disparities
Anthony P.S. Guerrero, Joy K.L. Andrade

II. Developmental neuropsychiatry: Risk, prevention, and intervention opportunities

3. Developmental neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric consequences of chemical exposure amongst children in South Korea
Yoonyoung Jang, Yun-Chul Hong, Nami Lee

4. Early life determinants of health: Invest early to break the cycle of long-term disadvantage in neurodevelopmental disorders
Valsamma Eapen, Susan Woolfenden, Susan Prescott, Antonio Mendoza Diaz, Mark Dadds

5. Challenges and opportunities of implementing early interventions for autism spectrum disorders in resource-limited settings: A South African example
Liezl Schlebusch, Nola J. Chambers, John-Joe Dawson-Squibb, Michal Harty, Lauren Franz, Petrus J. de Vries

III. New perspectives on problems and disorders

6. A developmental model of hikikomori: Possible ways to prevent and treat pathological social withdrawal
Takahiro A. Kato

7. Gaming disorder in young people
Daniel L. King, Paul H. Delfabbro

8. Common challenges and pitfalls in the treatment of paediatric OCD using CBT and medication
Georgina Krebs, Dominic Cottrell, Angela Lewis, Bruce Clark

9. Developmental perspectives on ADHD, treatment implications, and achieving good outcomes
David Coghill, Sarah Seth

IV. Child and adolescent mental health policy and services—Asian perspectives

10. Starting small: Developing child-centric mental health policies
Daniel Shuen Sheng Fung, Daniel Poremski

11. Chinese policy and practice in child and adolescent mental health
Yi Zheng

12. Child and adolescent mental health needs, services, and gap in East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
Tomoya Hirota, Anthony Guerrero, Norbert Skokauskas


Book details
ISBN: 9780128197493
Page Count: 354
Retail Price : £62.99

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Members of IACAPAP: health professionals in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, pediatrics, public health, nursing, education, and social sciences