36. Intervention: First Principles

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch36

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Intervention: First Principles, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch36

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • treatment and services, evidence base as vital;
  • mental health services, intervention and first principles;
  • family's beliefs/fears over the nature of problems, and anxiety;
  • ‘mental’ problems, parents fearful of being labelled abnormal;
  • diagnosis, a ‘passport’ for children/families to special help;
  • symptoms and social impairments, need addressing;
  • resultant improvements, vicious cycle broken allowing for recovery;
  • deciding on a course of treatment and monitoring the outcome, crucial

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Engaging the family

  • When are labels useful?

  • Symptoms and social impairments both need to be addressed

  • Complex problems may need complex solutions

  • Working with other agencies

  • Treatment need not mirror aetiology

  • Selecting treatment approaches

  • Modify treatment according to outcome

  • Subject review

  • Further reading