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    Publish YearJune 2018


    AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Mental Health Care of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Primary Care Clinicians by AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

    This indispensable resource provides primary care clinicians with a framework for addressing pediatric mental health problems in the primary care practice. It offers guidance on practice enhancements and on clinical care of patients with identified mental health concerns, signs and symptoms, as well as common disorders.

    Topics Include:
    Integrating preventive mental health care into pediatric practice
    Pediatric care of children and adolescents with mental health problems
    Office and network systems to support mental health care
    Partnering to improve community mental health systems
    Iterative Mental Health Assessment
    Psychosocial therapies
    Self-regulation therapies and biofeedback
    Complementary and integrative medical therapies
    Triage for psychiatric emergencies
    Use of psychotropic medications in primary care
    Care of children with common mental health concerns, signs and symptoms
    Anxiety and trauma-related distress
    Disruptive behavior and aggression
    Eating abnormalities
    Assessment and care of children with unexplained medical symptoms

    About the Author:
    Editor: Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP
    Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP, has spent more than 35 years in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical teaching. Her special interests include mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings, access to health care for underserved populations, primary care of children with special health care needs, and residency training in mental health, community pediatrics, and advocacy.

    Dr Foy received her bachelor of arts from Wellesley College and her doctorate of medicine from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at University of North Carolina hospitals. She has held several academic positions and is currently professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and medical director of the Northwest Community Care Network (a regional network of North Carolina Medicaid providers). She is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), having served as chair of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health from 2004 to 2010 and currently serving as past chair of the AAP National Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; member of the AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group, and member of the AAP Board of Directors. Roles in other organizations have included the presidency of the North Carolina Pediatric Society (North Carolina Chapter of the AAP) from 1998 to 2000 and cofounder and director of the School Health Alliance for Forsyth County from 1999 to 2011.

    Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.