8. School Refusal

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch8

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) School Refusal, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch8

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:

  • school refusal, and persisting emotional disorders;
  • school refusal, in societies valuing schooling as compulsory;
  • school refusal peaking, on starting school, school transfer, early teens;
  • school refusal ‘Successful’ in children, attending school against their will;
  • school refusal, and underlying family dynamics/psychiatric disorders;
  • parental in deliberate withholding of children from school, specific reasons;
  • school refusal, presenting complaint for children with separation anxiety;
  • liaison with schools/teachers, prerequisite for a return to school

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Characteristic features

  • Associated features

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Underlying psychiatric conditions in the child

  • Treatment

  • Prognosis

  • Subject review

  • Further reading