Practical and carefully organized, this work offers a comprehensive treatment of child psychiatric disorders for general psychiatrists and pediatricians in training. Beginning with a discussion of classification, prevalence of psychological problems, and principles and methods of assessment, the author continues with descriptions of both normal and abnormal development in the parents as well as the child. He discusses covered include development of social relationships, patterns of emotional, motor, and language development, and psychosocial aspects of physical disorders. Final sections cover treatments, services, and preventive approaches. The author's clear descriptions of each problem and his use of case studies to suggest practical ways to help children and families will benefit all those who work with children.