Psychopathology of Childhood Mood Disorders The purpose of this paper is to examine the etiology and treatment of childhood mood disorders from developmental, environmental, family, and social perspectives. The ability of a child to perform in each of these multiple contexts depends on several factors specific to the child’s developmental trajectory. An important factor is that a child is not fully developed and has limited choice in the multiple contexts in which they are expected to perform. Several approaches from the major psychological paradigms are examined for treatment and diagnosis of childhood mood disorders. An important result in this analysis is assessing the efficacy of the different approaches for diagnosis and treatment....The end:
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