The new third edition attests to the wide usage this book has enjoyed among physicians concerned with the care of children. As in the earlier two editions, it provides extensive and comprehensive information on the recognition, etiology, and management in this complex field of behavior disorders in children. The reader finds the material concisely and succinctly presented in practical and understandable medical language.
As in the previous editions this text is intended for those physicians, be they pediatrician, general practitioner, school physician, or other, who devote themselves principally to the care of children. It is not a textbook on child psychiatry per se. Nevertheless, child psychiatrists in training, in clinical practice, and in teaching will find it of considerable value in focusing the pediatric viewpoint and in facilitating a meaningful exchange and a workable language between the psychiatrist and other medical colleagues.
The present revision incorporates and integrates many recent