The second edition of this formerly well-received text continues to cover the field of emotional and behavioral disorders of childhood from a developmental perspective. This comprehensive text covers all aspects of child psychiatry, including methods of assessment and treatment. The introductory section of the book contains an overview of the subject and a discussion of classification and assessment of and parental influences on the psychiatric and psychological disorders of childhood. The next section describes the normal and abnormal patterns of child behavior in many different areas, such as sleeping, eating, language and learning, and emotional disorders. A discussion of adult-type psychiatric disorders is then followed by extensive coverage of the psychosocial aspects of physical disorders, discussing their impact on both the child and parents and siblings, The text is concluded by sections on prevention and treatment, and on the various services available to professionals and parents and children. New sections have been added by the author for this edition, including those on theoretical approaches, post-traumatic stress disorder, classification systems ICD-10 and DSM III-R. The book is particularly intended for pediatricians and psychiatrists in training, but will also prove useful to general practitioners and health visitors, and all trainees and those qualified in child psychiatry, psychology, and psychiatric and pediatric nursing.