By Bruce Kirkcaldy

Psychology's contribution to overall healthiness study and medical perform maintains to develop at a stupendous velocity. during this booklet an international and multidisciplinary collection of awesome lecturers and clinicians specialize in the mental overall healthiness and optimistic future health of either young children and households for you to 'depathologise' psychological issues.

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Such edited volumes meet a series ‘of distinct intellectual and community needs’. My own motivation for drawing together these contributors was to assemble a volume aimed at presenting state-of-the-art research with practical take-home messages for health practitioners. Finally, it remains for me to thank Jack Demick and Claire Dutton, who read an earlier version of this introduction and made useful suggestions, to Eleanor Christie, Editorial Assistant at Palgrave Macmillan, London, and Benedicta Priya, Integra Software Services in connection with the publication process, whose continued support helped inspire the appearance of this book.

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