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Psychological therapies in child psychiatry: issues and Prospects1

  • M. Rutter (a1)

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During recent years there have been important changes in the prevailing concepts of psychiatric disorder, in views concerning the goals of treatment, and in therapeutic strategies and tactics. These changes are reviewed, together with evidence on the efficacy of psychological therapies in the treatment of child psychiatric disorders, in order to consider some of the key clinical and research issues, as well as prospects for the future.

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1Address for correspondence: professor M. Rutter, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiotry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF

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This paper was first presented as the Paul Hoch Memorial Lecutre, American psychopathological Association 72nd Annual Meeting on ‘Chilhood Psychopathology and Development’, held in New York, 25–27 February 1982.

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