Recognizing and Treating Uncommon Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Severely Maltreated: Introduction

  title={Recognizing and Treating Uncommon Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Severely Maltreated: Introduction},
  author={Jeffrey J. Haugaard},
  journal={Child Maltreatment},
  pages={123 - 130}
  • J. J. Haugaard
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child Maltreatment
To provide more effective clinical services for children and adolescents who have been severely maltreated, the New York State Office of Mental Health sponsored the development of several guides to assist clinicians providing services to these children and adolescents. This article introduces the six other articles in this special section, articles that are adapted from those clinical guides. It also provides basic guidelines for services to severely maltreated children, adolescents, and their… 
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Practitioner Review: The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
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Therapeutic dilemmas in the pharmacotherapy of bipolar depression in the young.
Although mood stabilizers improved manic symptomatology, they had no demonstrable effect on the symptoms of bipolar depression, and serotonin-specific antidepressants did not interfere with the antimanic effects of mood stabilizer.
The challenge of defining child sexual abuse.
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