37. Prevention

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch37

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Prevention, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch37

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:

  • prevention, in practice to child/adolescent psychiatric disorders;
  • prevention programmes, downsides to over-enthusiastic implementation;
  • conditions for prevention, effective for improved child mental health;
  • symptom/problem prevention, never becoming severe enough as a disorder;
  • targeted/selective, of population at elevated risk of a condition;
  • screening test terminology;
  • conditions, making prevention feasible;
  • psychosocial functioning, improved, boosting protective factors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of prevention

  • Conditions that make prevention feasible

  • Targeting risk and protective factors

  • The example of conduct disorder

  • Prevention of other disorders

  • Prevention of risky predicaments

  • The future

  • Further reading