Handbook of Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Girls

  • Debora J. Bell
  • Sharon L. Foster
  • Eric J. Mash

Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Debora J. Bell, Sharon L. Foster, Eric J. Mash
      Pages 1-24
  3. Emotional Disorders

    1. Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, Eleanor Race, Sunita Duggal
      Pages 25-77
    2. Anne Marie Albano, Amy Krain
      Pages 79-116
  4. Behavioral Disorders

    1. Stephen P. Hinshaw, Dara R. Blachman
      Pages 117-147
    2. Sharon L. Foster
      Pages 149-180
    3. Judy A. Andrews
      Pages 181-209
  5. Developmental and Learning Disorders

    1. Kathleen Koenig, Katherine D. Tsatsanis
      Pages 211-237
    2. Arlene R. Young
      Pages 263-283
    3. Kenneth J. Zucker
      Pages 285-319
  6. Stress and Negative Life Events

    1. Sandra T. Azar
      Pages 321-356
    2. Penelope K. Trickett, Dawn A. Kurtz, Jennie G. Noll
      Pages 357-379
    3. David A. Wolfe, Katreena L. Scott, Claire V. Crooks
      Pages 381-414
    4. Christy M. Buchanan
      Pages 415-438
    5. Ana Mari Cauce, Angela Stewart, Les B. Whitbeck, Matthew Paradise, Dan R. Hoyt
      Pages 439-461
  7. Health-Related Problems

    1. Linda Smolak
      Pages 463-487
    2. Karen Bearman Miller, Annette M. La Greca
      Pages 489-522
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 523-538

About this book


Psychopathology in children and adolescents has been extensively researched and addressed in terms of its epidemiology, expression, developmental pathways, and causes. And despite all the research studies and findings, the question remained: Are the emotional and behavioral problems of girls unique to the distinct aspects of female development, behavior, and adjustment? To fully understand and address the emotional and behavioral problems of girls, their distinct characteristics must be examined in terms of both developmental progression and context—that is, in terms of their various ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds as well as family, school, and peer environments and influences.

The Handbook of Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Girls provides such an integrative conceptual framework in which to address such issues as:

Mood and anxiety disorders.

Eating and body image disorders.

ADHD, pervasive developmental disorders, learning disorders, and mental retardation.

Aggression and delinquency.

Physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.

Abuse and violence in dating relationships.

Substance abuse and homelessness.

Gender-identity disorder.

In one easy-to-use volume, the Handbook not only examines the most current theory and research as it relates to girls, it also addresses the possibility for real-world assessment as well as treatment and prevention of their emotional and behavioral disorders. It provides clinicians, academics, and mental health professionals with a comprehensive and well-balanced presentation that focuses solely on the unique behaviors and emotions of girls.


Antisocial Behavior Assessment anxiety attention attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) development hyperactivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Debora J. Bell
    • 1
  • Sharon L. Foster
    • 2
  • Eric J. Mash
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbia
  2. 2.Alliant International UniversitySan Diego
  3. 3.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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