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Suicide by Security Blanket and other Child Psychiatry Emergencies

Dr. Laura Prager

A unique and unprecedented discussion of emergency psychiatric care for children in crisis.

Offers unique perspectives on specific aspects of emergency child psychiatry, including child development, emerging mental illness, family conflict, and systems of care.

Presents an actual story of a child in crisis within each chapter, supplying educational content that is grounded in real life and highly accessible to a wide range of readers.

Supplies insights from psychiatrists with decades of combined experience treating children on the front lines.

Laura Prager, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her first book, Suicide by Security Blanket, and Other Stories from the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service publishes this August.She is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a reviewer for the journals PediatricsCritical Care Medicine, and Psychosomatics.Dr. Prager has authored or co-authored articles in The Harvard Review of PsychiatryPsychiatric TimesJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and others, as well as chapters in books published by Mosby, Elsevier, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Prager has won numerous teaching awards from the Department of Child Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.