It has been known for many years that physical disease or damage, especially of the brain, are associated with an increased risk for psychosocial disorders. However, the understanding of the mechanisms involved in these biological risk processes, and of the marked individual differences in response, is of much more recent origin. The role of genetic factors, perinatal brain damage, sex hormones, allergy, drugs and language disorder, are among the topics selected to illustrate the wide range of mechanisms involved in the development of psychosocial disorders in childhood or later life. Authors were asked to write for a multidisciplinary audience, to adopt a lifespan approach, to focus on the principles involved, and to highlight the outstanding research and clinical issues in each field. The result is a readable and highly authoritative overview of the factors responsible for a wide range of behavioural and psychological problems. It is a book which will interest practitioners and research workers in many developmental disciplines, particularly child health and paediatrics, neurology, psychology and psychiatry.
- Contributor: Michael Rutter
- Imprint: Cambridge University Press
- ISBN13: 9780521401036
- Number of Pages: 364
- Packaged Dimensions: 158x236x25mm
- Packaged Weight: 664
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Release Date: 1991-11-29
- Series: European Network on Longitudinal Studies on Individual Development
- Binding: Hardback
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