Mental Health of Indian Children Malavika Kapur

ISBN: 9780803992337

Published: November 3rd 1995

Hardcover

348 pages


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Mental Health of Indian Children  by  Malavika Kapur

Mental Health of Indian Children by Malavika Kapur
November 3rd 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 348 pages | ISBN: 9780803992337 | 7.60 Mb

The value of the book is that is does examine theoretical concepts and clinical practices derived from empirical study and discusses the relevance within the Indian context. There is also a considerable body of research evidence cited from work doneMoreThe value of the book is that is does examine theoretical concepts and clinical practices derived from empirical study and discusses the relevance within the Indian context. There is also a considerable body of research evidence cited from work done within India1/4.

The book is useful for psychologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians training and practising within the Indian subcontinent, and is a source of information on the Indian situation to specialist child mental health professionals elsewhere1/4. The most valuable section of the book for professionals overall is Part III with descriptions of child rearing in India, research in the field, classroom situations and ways of working in schools, descriptions of risk situations for children in the community pertaining to India1/4.

This is a book that does contribute to child mental health knowledge overall, presents an overview of empirical evidence on child mental health issues in India and is a praiseworthy attempt at highlighting what is applicable/not applicable within established theory and practice cross culturally with specific reference to India. --European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry The author deserves to be congratulated for bringing out a timely treatise1/4. Throughout the volume the author has expressed a serious concern for the mental health problems of children and has discussed possible intervention strategies.

--Indian Psychological Abstracts and Reviews Psychiatry and pediatrics have developed as independent specialties, but the two have not met to place their expertise together to understand childhood psychiatric disorders.... Dr. Malavika Kapurs Mental Health of Indian Children documenting her rich experiences in childhood psychiatric disorders, is therefore most welcome and comes at the most appropriate time especially for those who would like to know more from hand on experience, and cannot wait for, or have access to, training programmes in this field.... This is a well written book in clear and lucid style with appropriate illustrations and case studies, quotes from selected authors of innovative ideas.

It is well referenced. It should be an invaluable guide to all those interested in and working with childr



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