Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Asian Perspectives

  • Savita Malhotra
  • Paramala Santosh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Current Understanding of Psychiatric Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lisa M. Cullins, David C. Call, Paramjit T. Joshi
      Pages 3-18
    3. Susanta Padhy, Soumya Jhanda, Savita Malhotra
      Pages 19-32
    4. Aradhana Bela Sood, Ashvin R. Sood
      Pages 33-50
    5. Kandasamy Preeti, Rajeev Jairam, Shoba Srinath
      Pages 51-62
    6. Alan Apter, Yari Gvion
      Pages 63-77
  3. Substance Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Vivek Benegal, Deepak Jayarajan
      Pages 81-92
    3. Pratima Murthy, Aniruddha Basu, Prabhat Kumar Chand
      Pages 93-114
  4. Environment and Cultural Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Cornelio G. Banaag Jr.
      Pages 141-159
    3. Jillian Sok Teng Boon, Daniel Shuen Sheng Fung
      Pages 161-178
    4. Ruchita Shah, Aakanksha Singh
      Pages 179-197
  5. Early Identification and Antecedents of Psychopathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Miri Keren, Astrid Berg, Palvi Kaukonnen, Kai von Klitzing
      Pages 229-244
    3. Savita Malhotra, Soumya Jhanda
      Pages 245-268
    4. Pratap Sharan, Sathya Prakash
      Pages 269-282
  6. Pharmacological and Biological Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Gordon Harper, Peter Parry, Jared Ng, Shekhar Seshadri
      Pages 285-301
    3. Devashish Konar, Srinivas Balachander
      Pages 303-324
    4. Jatinder Singh, Paramala Santosh
      Pages 325-362
  7. Non-Pharmacological Treatments

  8. Service, Training and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Myron L. Belfer
      Pages 433-440
    3. Savita Malhotra, Subho Chakrabarti, Ruchita Shah
      Pages 441-461
    4. Pratap Sharan, Saurabh Kumar
      Pages 463-478

About this book


This is a comprehensive volume on issues and concerns relating to child and adolescent mental health in Asia, which includes contributions from experts in child psychiatry from Asia and other parts of the world. The chapters provide accurate and detailed accounts of the current state of knowledge integrating research approaches and findings from clinical studies. Each chapter discusses existing information, emphasizes areas of growth and provides fresh insights on a particular topic especially as these might relate to Asian populations. The book integrates various clinical and scientific perspectives on psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with a focus on Asia.


The various sections deal with important topics in child and adolescent psychiatry: the current understanding of mental disorders and the ways in which possible influences might work in the development of psychopathology; substance use disorders, their neurobiological correlates and implications for the developing brain; early environmental influences in the psychopathology of psychiatric disorders in children; issues of parenting, child rearing and cultural practices in Asia, which influence personality development and adaptation; life-long impact of early parental loss; early diagnosis and intervention in recognizing and treating psychopathology; psychopharmacology of neurodevelopmental disorders in children; non-pharmacological treatments for children; mental health gap, and telepsychiatry as an innovative model to provide services for children; and a pressing need for a comprehensive child mental health policy across nations. 


Adolescent psychiatry Attention deficit disorder Child mental health policy Children exposed to trauma Cyberage and child mental health Dissociative disorder Interventions in infancy Personality disorders in children Psychopathology and parenting Psychopharmacology Solutions for learning disabilities Suicide in children and adolescents Treating adolescent psychosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Savita Malhotra
    • 1
  • Paramala Santosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Child and Adolescent Mental Health Serv.Centre for Interventional Paediatric(CIPPRD) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Serv.LondonUnited Kingdom

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