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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 4.1(A): Childhood Disorders

Unit

Content

Teaching Hrs.

Domain

  Introduction

Defining the disorders of infancy, childhood and adolescence, Psychopathology and Developmental Psychopathology

Models of child psychopathology: Physiological, Psychodynamic, Behavioural and Cognitive, Humanistic, Family, Socio-cultural

Assessment and Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents: nature, techniques of assessment: interview, standardized tests, observation

Interventions in Children and Adolescents: Primary, secondary and tertiary intervention; Working with children, parents and families, Working with schools and communities

Child Personality Inventory

Describe current perspectives on anxiety and depression during childhood

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  Neurodevelopmental disorders

Intellectual disability: types according to severity of intellectual disability, symptoms, causal factors, management

ADHD and tic disorder:  prevalence, symptoms, causal factors, management

Autism spectrum disorder: types, prevalence, symptoms, causal factors, management

Specific Learning Disability: types, prevalence, symptoms, causal factors, management

Prepare a management program of a mentally retarded child

History of autism and its management

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  Other Child and Adolescent Psychopathologies

Anxiety and Mood disorders:  Separation anxiety disorder, Selective Mutism, Phobia, Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder- symptoms, causal factors, management

Elimination disorders: Enuresis, encopresis- symptoms, causal factors, management

Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders: types, prevalence, symptoms, causal factors, management

Problems with onset in late Childhood or Adolescence; Eating disorders, Substance Use disorders: types, prevalence, symptoms, causal factors, management

Behavior therapy of a child with ADHD

Conduct disorder and family relationships

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Parritz, R., & Troy, M. (2013).Disorders of childhood: Development and psychopathology. Nelson Education
  2. Sadock, B.J. &Sadock, V.A. and Ruiz, P. (2015). Kaplan &Sadock’s Synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th. Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  3. American Psychiatric Association. (2013).Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5 TM). American Psychiatric Pub.

Reference Books:

  1. Beauchaine, T. &Hinshaw, S. (2017). Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. NY: Wiley.
  2. Cicchetti, D. (2016). Developmental Psychopathology, Vol. 3 & 4. NY: Wiley.