This is a multiauthored text by the editors of a previous book, The Handbook of Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment. In an effort to keep up with the changes in the current economic health care environment, the authors now describe the shift in mental health services from inpatient to outpatient and day treatments available in the community. The book is divided into 6 sections: general administrative and staffing issues, assessment, specific common childhood psychiatric disorders, therapeutic interventions, services available between inpatient and outpatient, and community-based programs.
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