This is the third edition of a text that has been well received and
widely used. The contributors are recognized experts in their fields, and
the chapters are clearly written and organized.
The content is divided into 10 broad categories. The first section gives
an overview, which includes a review of the development of child and adolescent
psychiatry in the United States and current economic issues. The section also
has chapters that review developmental issues and the role of culture, ethnicity,
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