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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409091011
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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The Young Mind




This timely new handbook, written by some of the most respected mental health experts, provides invaluable information and guidance for concerned parents, teachers and young adults.

Sadly, millions of children today are affected by mental health problems, almost a doubling of the number of sufferers in just one generation.

Now, in this timely new book, mental health experts provide invaluable information and guidance for concerned parents, teachers and young adults. With chapters covering subjects such as child and adolescent development, parenting skills, problems at school, emotional health and wellbeing, The Young Mind also looks specifically at some of the most distressing problems facing young people today, including anxiety and stress disorders, drugs, alcohol, self-harm and psycho-sexual development.

Illustrated and written in a completely accessible style by some of the most distinguished and respected professionals in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, The Young Mind offers a guiding hand and insight into this most vital area of mental health.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409091011
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Authors

Sue Bailey

Professor Susan Bailey OBE MB ChB FRCPsych is Professor of Child Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire, Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Snr Research Fellow at University of Manchester. She is currently the Registrar of The Royal College of Psychiatrists and her clinical and research work is in the field of young offenders who commit grave crimes. She is also the author of a number of books on young offenders' mental health.

Dr Mike Shooter CBE is a past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a former Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Gwent HealthCare Trust. He has worked clinically as leader of multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent service teams in Wales for 25 years. An ex-journalist, he has worked with the media to promote the interests of the children and young people in mental distress, mental health services and psychiatry.

Mike Shooter

Professor Susan Bailey OBE MB ChB FRCPsych is Professor of Child Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire, Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Snr Research Fellow at University of Manchester. She is currently the Registrar of The Royal College of Psychiatrists and her clinical and research work is in the field of young offenders who commit grave crimes. She is also the author of a number of books on young offenders' mental health.

Dr Mike Shooter CBE is a past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a former Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Gwent HealthCare Trust. He has worked clinically as leader of multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent service teams in Wales for 25 years. An ex-journalist, he has worked with the media to promote the interests of the children and young people in mental distress, mental health services and psychiatry.


Praise for The Young Mind

“Two child psychiatrists bring together the contributions of 30 professionals in an eminently practical guide to the emotional development of children and adolescents. With necessarily short chapters on common anxieties, from depression and eating disorders to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, there is a wealth of information on support agencies and further reading. An excellent first point of reference for parents and teachers.”

Good Book Guide

“A must for all parents. [It] will help parents understand what their child is going through and whether they may need extra support.”

Children and Young People Now


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