Chapter 16

Childhood and Adolescent Psychological Problems

Set C

Parent Management Training

Therapeutic intervention which attempts to teach parents to modify their responses to their children so that acceptable rather than antisocial behaviours are reinforced, used especially with the families of children diagnosed with conduct disorder.

Pessimistic Inferential Style

The attribution of negative events to stable, global causes.

Pathological Worrying

Difficulty controlling worrying.

Separation Anxiety

A childhood anxiety problem involving an intense fear of being separated from parents or carers.

Social Phobia

A severe and persistent fear of social or performance situations.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

A mild form of disruptive behaviour disorders reserved for children who do not meet the full criteria for conduct disorder.

Play Therapy

A range of play-based therapeutic and assessment techniques that can be used with younger children who are less able to communicate and express their feelings.

Ritalin (Methylphenidate)

A stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD.