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Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine

Edited by Richard J. Shaw, M.B., B.S., and David R. DeMaso, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-1-58562-350-1
  • Item #62350


The Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine provides a comprehensive, empirically based knowledge of assessment and treatment issues in children and adolescents with physical illness. Scholarly, authoritative, and evidence based, it is the first volume of its kind and will help to define the field going forward.

Addressing a very wide range of medical subspecialties, this volume is a first step for researchers who want to obtain a review of the psychiatric issues in their respective specialties. In addition, the book offers many special features, including

  • An exceptionally strong section on psychopharmacology in the medical setting, which is complemented by a comprehensive set of reference tables on psychopharmacological agents, including doses, side effects, and indications for use in the physically ill child.
  • Definitive chapters on less commonly reviewed topics that are of particular relevance for clinicians who treat physically ill children, including pediatric palliative care, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and pediatric feeding disorders.
  • Coverage of key legal and forensic issues in pediatric psychosomatic medicine.
  • Presentation of material in graphical and tabular formats for maximal usefulness, including templates of specific questions for assessing common psychiatric symptoms and flowcharts illustrating step-by-step approaches to pain and somatoform disorders.
  • Relevance to a broad range of professionals, including psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychologists, nurses, medical students, and social workers who work with children in medical settings.
  • May be adopted as a textbook for psychology undergraduate classes, social work internships, and both general and child psychiatry residency training programs.

The editors are recognized both nationally and internationally as being among the foremost experts for their respective fields, and they have assembled the leading practitioners of pediatric psychosomatic medicine to create this volume. The only complete text on pediatric psychosomatic medicine, this volume is destined to prove seminal in the field and indispensable in the clinician’s library.


    Chapter 1. Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine
    Chapter 2. Adaptation and Coping in Chronic Childhood Physical Illness
    Chapter 3. The Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine Assessment
    Chapter 4. Legal and Forensic Issues
    Chapter 5. Delirium
    Chapter 6. Mood Disorders
    Chapter 7. Anxiety Symptoms and Disorders
    Chapter 8. Somatoform Disorders
    Chapter 9. Pediatric Pain
    Chapter 10. Eating Disorders
    Chapter 11. Pediatric Feeding Disorders
    Chapter 12. Munchausen by Proxy
    Chapter 13. Treatment Adherence
    Chapter 14. Pediatric Critical Care
    Chapter 15. Pediatric Oncology
    Chapter 16. Pediatric Palliative Care
    Chapter 17. Sickle Cell Disease
    Chapter 18. Gastrointestinal Disorders
    Chapter 19. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
    Chapter 20. Respiratory Illness
    Chapter 21. Heart Disease
    Chapter 22. Organ Transplantation
    Chapter 23. Renal Disease
    Chapter 24. Rheumatology
    Chapter 25. Infectious Diseases
    Chapter 26. Neurological Disease
    Chapter 27. Traumatic Brain Injury
    Chapter 28. Individual Psychotherapy
    Chapter 29. Family Interventions
    Chapter 30. Psychopharmacology in the Physically Ill Child
    Chapter 31. Preparation for Procedures


    Brandon S. Aylward, M.A., Catherine C. Ayoub, R.N., Ed.D.
    Ana Margareth Siqueira Bassols, M.D.
    Rinad S. Beidas, M.A.
    Tami D. Benton, M.D.
    Dr. Mark Berelowitz, M.B., B.Ch., M.Phil.,F.R.C.Psych.
    Rebecca S. Bernard, Ph.D.
    Doug Bodin, Ph.D., A.B.P.P./C.N.
    Melanie J. Bonner, Ph.D.
    Abigail Bosk, B.A.
    Richard Bourne, J.D., Ph.D.
    Michael Bowden, B.Med., FRANZCP, Cert. Adv.
    Training Child & Adol. Psych.
    Michelle R. Brown, Ph.D.
    Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
    Brenda Bursch, Ph.D.
    John V. Campo, M.D.
    Brian P. Daly, Ph.D.
    David R. DeMaso, M.D.
    Dennis Drotar, Ph.D.
    Valsamma Eapen, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., F.R.C.Psych., FRANZCP
    David A. Fedele, M.S.
    Mina K. Fisher, M.D.
    Reiner Frank, M.D.
    Gregory K. Fritz, M.D.
    Hongyun Gao, M.D., Ph.D.
    Richard H. Gilchrist, M.D.
    Stuart J. Goldman, M.D.
    Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, M.D.
    Gary J. Gosselin, M.D.
    Danielle Guild, B.A.
    Jessica W. Guite, Ph.D.
    Jonathan Hirshberg, B.A.
    Patricia Ibeziako, M.D.
    Dr. Yesheswini Kamaraju, M.D., Fellowship in
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Anne E. Kazak, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
    Nina Kirz, M.D.
    Carol M. Larroque, M.D.
    James Lock, M.D., Ph.D.
    Victor Mardini, M.D.
    D. Richard Martini, M.D.
    Lauren Mednick, Ph.D.
    Elaine C. Meyer, Ph.D., R.N.
    Bruce D. Miller, M.D.
    Larry L. Mullins, Ph.D.
    Timothy D. Nelson, Ph.D.
    Robert B. Noll, Ph.D.
    Olayinka O. Omigbodun, M.B., B.S., M.P.H.,
    F.M.C.Psych., FWACP
    Maryland Pao, M.D.
    Eve S. Puffer, Ph.D.
    Philip L. Rambo, M.S.
    Sneha Rao, B.A.
    John Sargent, M.D.
    Jan N.M. Schieveld, M.D., Ph.D.
    Samantha Set, B.A.
    Richard J. Shaw, M.B., B.S.
    Eyal Shemesh, M.D.
    Beth A. Smith, M.D.
    Carolyn Snell, M.S.
    Barbara Sourkes, Ph.D.
    Eve G. Spratt, M.D., M.S.C.R.
    Amy Staples, M.D., M.P.H.
    Margaret L. Stuber, M.D.
    Eva Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D.
    Rachel A. Tunick, Ph.D.
    Susan Beckwitt Turkel, M.D.
    Victoria W. Willard, M.A.
    Amy Wisniewski, Ph.D.
    Craig Wong, M.D., M.P.H.
    Beatrice L. Wood, Ph.D.
    Keith Owen Yeates, Ph.D., A.B.P.P./C.N.

About the Authors

Richard J. Shaw, M.B., B.S., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Division of Child Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consult Service at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

David R. DeMaso, M.D., is Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Chairman of Psychiatry, and Leon Eisenberg Chair in Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

This is an essential volume for all child psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health professionals who treat children or adolescents. Drs. Shaw and Demaso edit a volume that offers a remarkable compendium of essential clinical topics. Beginning with general assessment guidelines, the book reviews basic diagnostic categories and then provides detailed descriptions of psychiatric issues in a variety of discrete medical and surgical disorders. Evidence-based treatments are outlined throughout its pages. This textbook will be the standard by which all other volumes that cover this clinical population will be judged.—Thomas N. Wise, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Congratulations to all the authors and the two editors for this definitive and timely textbook on pediatric psychosomatic medicine. It fills a much needed gap in the field. Comprehensive, practical, and evidence-based, this new work is a must read for all practitioners who care about children's physical and mental health.—Thomas F. Anders, M.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, Past President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychosomatic pediatric psychiatry is one of the most complex specialties of medicine. This textbook manages to provide practitioners with all the necessary tools to successfully operate in this domain and provide children, parents, and pediatricians with much needed support and assistance in managing the overlap between psychiatric and pediatric illness. The authors are to be congratulated on an excellent contribution.—Hans Steiner, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Stanford University, School of Medicine

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