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Severe Stress and Mental Disturbance in Children uniquely blends current research and clinical data on the effects of severe stress on children. Each chapter is written by international experts in their fields. Stressful events occur throughout the life cycle. But how do major stressful events -- accidents, sexual abuse, violence, divorce, adoption, natural disasters -- during the developmental stages relate to adulthood? Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, pediatricians, other health care and medical professionals, and students can use this book as a current review of the topic, a reference, and a clinical guide. It offers a new perspective on the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of stress in children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880486576
ISBN-10: 0880486570
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 37mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Cynthia R. Pfeffer

Cynthia R. Pfeffer, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College and Chief of the Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at New York Hospital -- Westchester Division. She is a past president of the American Association of Suicidology and of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is currently the Co-Editor of the Newsletter International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. Dr. Pfeffer was Chairperson of the Committee on the Chronically ill and Emotionally Handicapped Children of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and was the Chair of the Committee on Family Violence and Sexual Abuse.

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