Medicine » Mental and Behavioural Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Edited by Martin H. Maurer, ISBN 978-953-51-3190-8, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3189-2, 216 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 24, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/63037
Edited Volume

In the present volume, we collected state-of-the-art chapters on diagnosis, treatment, and social implications. The first section describes diagnostic processes. It describes a reevaluation of projective techniques, a new clinical tool in psychotraumatology, the foundations of the framing technique, and an overview on integrative approaches. The second section focuses on new developments in the field with special emphasis on culture-specific contexts. From parenting of adolescents in India to the influence of poverty on mental health issues in Mexico, as well as the use of marijuana and Internet addiction, some of the most important fields are highlighted. The third section concentrates on therapy. It shows how to react to bullying and reviews the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.

Prof. Martin Henrik Maurer

University of Heidelberg

Martin H. Maurer graduated from medical school at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and McGill University, Montréal, Canada, in 1999 – receiving his MD in 1999. As a post-doctoral fellow in 2003 at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., USA, he concentrated on neurological diseases and was appointed Assistant Professor of Physiology in 2005 and Associate Professor of Physiology in 2007 at the University of Heidelberg. From 2007-08, he was a research group leader in the biotech industry. In 2009-10, he did clinical work in pediatrics, and from 2011-17 in child and adolescent psychiatry. He is now at a private practice at the MVZ Krankenhaus Bad Cannstatt gGmbH in Stuttgart, Germany.

Experience

  • 2000 - 2007

    University of Heidelberg

Education

  • 1982 – 1991

    Thomas-Mann-Gymnasium, Stutensee

  • 1992 - 1999

    Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg

    Dept. of Physiology and Pathophysiology

  • 1999 - 1999

    Medical Faculty, McGill University, Montréal, Québec

    Surgery

  • 1999 – 1999

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg

    Dept. of Physiology I

Edited Books

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    In the present volume, we collected state-of-the-art chapters on diagnosis, treatment, and social implications. The first section describes diagnostic processes. It describes a reevaluation of projective techniques, a new clinical tool in psychotraumatology, the foundations of the framing technique, and an overview on integrative approaches. The second section focuses on new developments in the field with special emphasis on culture-specific contexts. From parenting of adolescents in India to the influence of poverty on mental health issues in Mexico, as well as the use of marijuana and Internet addiction, some of the most important fields are highlighted. The third section concentrates on therapy. It shows how to react to bullying and reviews the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Though considerable amount of research, both pre-clinical and clinical, has been conducted during recent years, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) remains one of the mysterious diseases of the 21st century. Great efforts have been made to develop pathophysiological models and to clarify the underlying pathology, and with novel instruments in genetics and transgenic techniques, the aim for finding a durable cure comes into scope. On the other hand, most pharmacological trials failed to show a benefit for ALS patients. In this book, the reader will find a compilation of state-of-the-art reviews about the etiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of ALS, the molecular basis of disease progression and clinical manifestations, the genetics familial ALS, as well as novel diagnostic criteria in the field of electrophysiology. An overview over all relevant pharmacological trials in ALS patients is also included, while the book concludes with a discussion on current advances and future trends in ALS research.

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