The Palgrave Handbook of Child Mental Health

Discourse and Conversation Studies

  • Michelle O’Reilly
  • Jessica Nina Lester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lii
  2. The Place of Conversation/Discourse Analysis in Child Mental Health

  3. A Critical Approach to Child Mental Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Tom Strong, Monica Sesma-Vazquez
      Pages 99-116
    3. Stephen Gilson, Elizabeth DePoy
      Pages 117-138
    4. Mary Horton-Salway, Alison Davies
      Pages 158-174
    5. Sim Roy-Chowdhury
      Pages 194-213
  4. The Social Construction of Normal/Abnormal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Michelle O’Reilly, Khalid Karim, Jessica Nina Lester
      Pages 252-271
    3. Laura Sterponi, Kenton de Kirby, Jennifer Shankey
      Pages 272-295
    4. Lindsay O’Dell, Charlotte Brownlow
      Pages 296-309
  5. Situating and Exploring Child Mental Health Difficulties

  6. Managing Problem Behaviour

  7. Child Mental Health Practice

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 636-647

About this book


A landmark publication in the field, this state of the art reference work includes contributions from leading thinkers across a range of disciplines on topics including ADHD, autism, depression, eating disorders and trauma. It is an essential resource for all those involved or interested in child mental health.


Mental health children childhood disorders conversation analysis discourse analysis social constructionism qualitative critical attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) autism behavior care communication development eating disorder emotion evaluation Familie interaction Moral trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Michelle O’Reilly
    • 1
  • Jessica Nina Lester
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityUSA

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