Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 32: Behaviour and Mental Health (ebook)


Chapter 32 of the book – Behaviour and Mental Health

Gregory O’Brien and Paul White

The approach to be taken to consideration of the behaviour and mental health of people with CP in this chapter adopts the same principles to be followed when seeking to understand and optimize the behavioural and mental health functioning of all people. In general, therefore, we begin by asking ‘Why is this person presenting in this way, at this time?’. Such an approach does not make any presuppositions about the case in question.

About the complete book

This landmark title considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities.  They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice. Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

Readership: Paediatric neurologists, developmental paediatricians, rehabilitation doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, child psychiatrists, physiotherapists speech and language therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and other health and educational professionals.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series.