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Pediatric Neuropsychiatry

A Case-Based Approach

  • Aaron J. Hauptman
  • Jay A. Salpekar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Shereen E. Elmaghrabi, Francisco Xavier Castellanos
      Pages 3-12
    3. Jeffrey E. Max, Erin D. Bigler, John R. Hesselink, Elisabeth A. Wilde, Tracy Abildskov, Owen Wade
      Pages 13-23
    4. Erica Greenberg, Angela Essa, Jeremiah M. Scharf
      Pages 25-35
    5. Tzvi Furer, Aaron J. Hauptman, Lindsey Gurin
      Pages 37-46
    6. Katherine C. Soe, Cassie D. Karlsson, David W. Dunn
      Pages 47-55
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-66
    2. Jessica Simberlund, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele
      Pages 67-74
    3. Alcy Torres, Catherine Brownstein, Anthony Deo, Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich
      Pages 83-92
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-108
    2. Jay A. Salpekar, Aaron J. Hauptman
      Pages 109-117
    3. Rebecca Laptook, Matthew Willis, Kristin Anderson
      Pages 119-130
    4. Nasuh Malas, Crystal Cederna-Meko, Lauren O’Connell
      Pages 153-163
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-166

About this book


This book highlights the complexity and intrigue inherent in pediatric neuropsychiatry, a subject uncommonly covered in rich detail in the medical literature.  The text informs clinicians and scholars about theoretical background and practical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with neuropsychiatric illness. The book is organized to allow readers to conveniently explore a broad range of complex neuropsychiatric conditions in a format that is concise, and user-friendly.

Each chapter starts with a case, followed by pertinent details of the process of neuropsychiatric evaluation, treatment, and outcomes. The aim of each section is to provide lessons about neurodevelopment and neuroanatomy while simultaneously providing insight into brain and behavior relationships.  The discourse combines wisdom from both neurology and psychiatry, sometimes from a starting point of common disorders such as ADHD and sometimes from more arcane conditions such as catatonia.  Written by world-renown experts in the field, each chapter also includes specific clinical pearls and lessons in neuropsychiatry offered by the individual cases.  In selected chapters, the cases come to life with powerful personal reflections from the patients and family members themselves. 

Pediatric Neuropsychiatry is a valuable tool for study and quick reference and an enjoyable read for psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, pediatricians, medical students, social workers, and all other professionals working with children suffering from neuropsychiatric conditions.


Executive function and attention Functional connectivity and white matter Neuron migration, networks and pruning Coordination of movement and thought Arousal and general systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Aaron J. Hauptman
    • 1
  • Jay A. Salpekar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Neuropsychiatry in Epilepsy ProgramKennedy Krieger InstituteBaltimoreUSA

About the editors

Aaron Hauptman, M.D.
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Jay Salpekar, M.D.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Johns Hopkins University Medical School

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
  • Book Subtitle A Case-Based Approach
  • Editors Aaron J. Hauptman
    Jay A. Salpekar
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-94997-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94998-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 326
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Clinical Psychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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