Disorders of Childhood,
4th Edition

Robin Hornik Parritz, Michael F. Troy

ISBN-13: 9780357796467
Copyright 2024 | Published
368 pages | List Price: USD $237.95

To provide you with a meaningful framework for learning and understanding, Parritz and Troy’s DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD, 4th EDITION, is written with the whole child in mind and presents disorders in the context of typical development and developmental pathways. Multiple themes recur throughout the text: the continuity between typical and atypical development, risk and resilience, complex models of psychopathology, children in relationships over time, children in larger social contexts (ethnic backgrounds, neighborhoods, cultures), and the holistic nature of development (thinking about the child's abilities and strengths in addition to the disorder or areas of struggle). This developmental psychopathology approach, which reflects the most up-to-date understanding of child and adolescent psychopathology, will teach you to think about disorders in terms of the individual children who are coping with distress and dysfunction.


1. Introduction.
2. Models of Child Development, Psychopathology, and Treatment.
3. Principles and Practices of Developmental Psychopathology.
4. Classification, Assessment and Diagnosis, and Intervention.
5. Disorders of Early Childhood.
6. Intellectual Developmental Disorder and Learning Disorders.
7. Autism Spectrum Disorder.
8. Maltreatment and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.
9. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
10. Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
11. Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Somatic Symptom Disorders.
12. Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, and Suicidality.
13. Eating Disorders.
14. Substance Use Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Psychotic Disorders.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

  • Robin Hornik Parritz

    Robin Hornik Parritz, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Brandeis University in 1983, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1989. Her research and clinical areas of interest include emotions and emotional development, developmental psychopathology, and programs designed to increase knowledge and decrease stigma related to mental illness. Dr. Parritz teaches Disorders of Childhood, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Psychotherapy, Psychology of Emotion, and Clinical Psychology.

  • Michael F. Troy

    Michael Troy, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services, and Associate Medical Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. He received his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1988. He completed his internship and fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center and has been on staff at Children's Hospital of Minnesota since 1988. Dr. Troy's clinical and academic interests include diagnostic classification issues in developmental psychopathology, models of therapeutic assessment, and teaching child clinical psychology as part of hospital and community medical education programs.

  • Learning objectives open each chapter to focus students' attention on the key topics and takeaways from the reading.

  • Coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Updated test bank questions and new essay topics.

  • PowerPoint slides summarize and extend the chapter materials by providing new active learning activities.

  • Instructor Manual includes suggested activities and discussion board topics as well as links to websites, videos, documentaries and additional articles for context and discussion.

  • Multi-factor explanations of disorders (encompassing biological, psychological and sociocultural factors) are examined in detailed analyses of etiologies, assessments, diagnoses, developmental pathways, and interventions.

  • Themed feature boxes -- The Child in Context, Clinical Perspectives, Risk and Resilience, and Emerging Science -- support the book's overall approach and highlight important topics of interest to students.

  • With this text, students learn to think about disorders in the same way that caring adults think about the children and the disorders they encounter every day -- in terms of an individual child who is coping with distress and dysfunction.

  • Extensive use of case studies brings concepts to life.

  • A section at the beginning of each chapter summarizes the developmental tasks and challenges experienced by typically developing children that are especially relevant given the disorders discussed in the chapter.

  • Chapters are sequenced to reflect the typical course of development, which allows students to consider specific disorders and sets of disorders that occur in a particular developmental period in proximity and relation to one another.

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