NCMH plays key role in leading text book

The National Centre for Mental Health has played a key role in producing the latest edition of Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which was published in July.

It is the leading textbook in its field, and considered essential reading for professionals working and learning in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, as well as for clinicians working in primary care and paediatric settings.

NCMH’s Professor Anita Thapar was the lead editor (joint) of the textbook, and part of an international interdisciplinary team of experts working with a number of editors and contributors to develop the sixth edition. It includes new chapters on topics such as systems neuroscience, epigenetics, relationship-based treatments, resilience, global psychiatry and infant mental health.

Professor Thapar, who was recently awarded the Ruane Prize for outstanding achievement in child and adolescent psychiatric research, also contributed a number of chapters to this edition, including one on neurodevelopmental disorders.

Commenting on the book, she said “this edition brings together science and clinical practice to deliver a coherent appraisal of the current state of child and adolescent psychiatry to help practicing clinicians, researchers and trainees in their daily work.”

Professor Ian Jones, Director of NCMH said “It’s extremely important for the Centre to engage with clinicians and mental health professionals, and our involvement in the production of this leading textbook through Professor Thapar is an important part of our work in this area.”

Further details on the book are available through Wiley.

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