Rutter?s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has become an established and accepted textbook of child psychiatry. Now completely revised and updated, the fifth edition provides a coherent appraisal of the current state of the field to help trainee and practising clinicians in their daily work. It is distinctive in being both interdisciplinary and international, in its integration of science and clinical practice, and in its practical discussion of how researchers and practitioners need to think about conflicting or uncertain findings. This new edition now offers an entirely new section on conceptual approaches, and several new chapters, including:
neurochemistry and basic pharmacology
psychopathology in refugees and asylum seekers
statistical methods for clinicians
This leading textbook provides an accurate and comprehensive account of current knowledge, through the integration of empirical findings with clinical experience and practice, and is essential reading for professionals working in the field of child and adolescent mental health, and clinicians working in general practice and community pediatric settings.
Professor Sir Michael Rutter graduated from BirminghamUniversity Medical School in 1955. After postgraduate posts inneurology, paediatrics and cardiology, he undertook training inpsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London, qualifying withdistinction in 1961 before going to spend a year on a researchfellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Onhis return he joined the Medical Research Council (MRC) SocialPsychiatry Unit, remaining until appointed as Senior Lecturer atthe Institute of Psychiatry in London in 1966, subsequently readerand then, in 1973, Professor of Child Psychiatry and Head of theDepartment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. From 1984 to 1998 he was Honorary Director of the MRC ChildPsychiatry Research Unit and from 1994 to 1998 he was also HonoraryDirector of the Social, Genetic and Developmental PsychiatryResearch Centre, both of which he set up at the Institute ofPsychiatry. Since 1998 he has held the position of Professor ofDevelopmental Psychopathology. He has published some 38 books andover 400 scientific papers and chapters. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1987, was knighted in1992, and was a founder member of both the Academia Europaea andthe Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a foreign member of the USInstitute of Medicine, and is currently president of the Societyfor Research into Child Development. He won the Helmut HortenFoundation prize in 1997, the Castilla del Pino prize in 1995, andthe Ruane prize in 2000. He has honorary degrees from theUniversities of Leiden, Louvain, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Chicago,Minnesota, Ghent, Jyvaskyla, Warwick and East Anglia. Dorothy Bishop Professor, Department of Experimental Psychology, OxfordUniversity, Oxford, England Daniel Pine NIMH Intramural Research Program, Bethesda, MD, USA Steven Scott Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute ofPsychiatry, King's College, London, England Jim S Stevenson Associate Dean, Department of Psychology, University ofSouthampton, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences andSchool of Psychology, Southampton, England Eric Taylor Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MRC Social Geneticand Developmental Psychiatry Centre, London, England Anita Thapar Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff UniversitySchool of Medicine, Cardiff, UK