6. How to Plan and Tailor Treatment: An Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

  1. William M. Klykylo3 and
  2. Jerald Kay4
  1. Brian J. McConville1 and
  2. Sergio V. Delgado2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962229.ch6

Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition

Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

McConville, B. J. and Delgado, S. V. (2012) How to Plan and Tailor Treatment: An Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, in Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition (eds W. M. Klykylo and J. Kay), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962229.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University School of Medicine, 627 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd, P.O. Box 927, Dayton, OH 45401-0927, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 927, Dayton, OH 45401-0927, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2444 Madison Road, #1105, Cincinnati, OH 45208-1225, USA

  2. 2

    Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119993346

Online ISBN: 9781119962229

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Keywords:

  • diagnosis;
  • therapy;
  • classification;
  • psychodynamic psychotherapy;
  • behavior therapy;
  • Adlerian psychotherapy;
  • family therapy;
  • group therapy;
  • therapeutic strategy

Summary

Increasingly, the imperative in child and adolescent psychiatry is to form a coherent diagnostic and initial treatment plan for a child, adolescent, or family, in such a way that this plan will be logical and agreed on by the consumers of mental health care – including the insurers. This chapter summarizes the general principles of diagnosis and modes of therapy, leading to schemata about how to select and alter modes of therapy as needed. Brief descriptions of the different therapies are given, including psychopharmacotherapy, verbal psychotherapies, and family and group therapies. A sequential model is described that allows for a rational selection of therapies for complex problems. Combinations of therapies are discussed, and clinical vignettes given.