Behavioural problems in the under fives: Part 2

by Dr Margaret Thompson and Dr Paula Jenkins  

 

Published: November 2009

 

In assessing and treating pre-school children for behavioural problems it is extremely important to take a careful and complete history including pregnancy, development, parental and family factors.

 

It is equally important to understand the influences of temperament on the child within the parent-child context.

 

In this module, the second of three, we also discuss how behavioural and emotional problems present in pre-school children, specifically:

 

  • the area of temperament

 

  • preschool attention deficit disorders

 

  • oppositional disorders

 

  • feeding and eating problems

 

  • sleeping difficulties

 

  • anxiety and depression.

 

We look at why they might occur, what the outcome might be and the current theories about treatment.

 

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Please note: This module was published in 2009. A revision is being worked on, but in the meantime please be aware when completing the module that some of the guidance may have changed.

 

If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Behavioural problems in the under fives: Part 1 by Dr Margaret Thompson and Dr Paula Jenkins

 

Behavioural problems in the under fives: Part 3 by Dr Margaret Thompson and Dr Paula Jenkins

 

Assessment of mental health problems in children and adolescents with LD by Dr Muthukumar Kannabiran and Dr Sarah Bernard

 

 

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