This issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics will take a deep dive into the Science of Well-Being and its integration into clinical child psychiatry. Guest edited by Drs. Matthew Biel, Jeffrey Bostic, and Dr. David Rettew, this issue will discuss a number of related topics that are important to practicing child psychiatrists. This issue is one of four selected each year by our series Consulting Editor, Dr. Todd Peters. The issue is broken down into 3 sections, Well-Being Components, Integration into Clinical Practice, and Emerging Topics in Well-Being, and will include the following articles: The Evolution of Positive Psychiatry and Well-Being, The Importance of Well-Being in Contemporary Medicine, The Neuroscience of Happiness and Well-Being, Applying Well-being into the Clinical Evaluation, Applying Physical Activity into Child Psychiatry Care, Applying Art and Music into Child Psychiatry Treatment, Applying Mindfulness into Child Psychiatry Evaluation and Treatment, Applying Sleep and Nutrition Science into Child Psychiatry Care, Incorporating Behavioral Well-Being into Primary Care, Adapting Well-Being to Child Psychiatry Outpatient Settings, Well-Being Goes to College, and Teaching Mental Health Professions about Emotional-Behavioral Health, among others.
By Matthew Biel, MD, MSc, Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MedStar, Georgetown University Hospital, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Jeff Bostic, MD, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC and David C. Rettew, MD, Child Psychiatrist, Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program, Associate Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont