Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology

While literature on health psychology is not sparse, research on both mental and physical health intervention and outcome in adolescents has historically been neglected (Williams, Holmbeck, & Greenley, 2002). This comprehensive handbook ...

Author: William T. O'Donohue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461466334

Category: Psychology

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Adolescence is a pivotal period of development with respect to health and illness. It is during adolescence that many positive health behaviors are consolidated and important health risk behaviors are first evident; thus, adolescence is a logical time period for primary prevention. In addition, the predominant causes of morbidity and mortality in adolescence are quite different from those of adults, indicating that early identification and treatment of adolescent health problems must be directed to a unique set of targets in this age group. Moreover, because of the particular developmental issues that characterize adolescence, intervention efforts designed for adults are often inappropriate or ineffective in an adolescent population. Even when chronic illnesses are congenital or begin in childhood, the manner in which the transition from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood is negotiated has important implications for disease outcomes throughout the remainder of the person’s life span. Organized in five major sections (General Issues, Developmental Issues, Treatment and Training, Mental Health, and Physical Health) and 44 chapters, Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology addresses the common and not so common health issues that tend to affect adolescents. Coverage includes: ▪ Context and perspectives in adolescent health psychology ▪ Health literacy, health maintenance, and disease prevention in adolescence ▪ Physical disorders such as asthma, obesity, physical injury, and chronic pain ▪ Psychological disorders such as substance abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and eating disorders ▪ Congenital chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes and spina bifida Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology is the definitive reference for pediatricians, family physicians, health psychologists, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and all practitioners and researchers working with adolescents.

Handbook of Psychology Health Psychology

In J. Adelson ( Ed . ) , Handbook of adolescent psychology ( pp . 47-98 ) . New York : Wiley . Mann , E. B. ( 1981 ) . Self - reported stresses of adolescent rape victims . Journal of Adolescent Health Care , 2 , 29–37 .

Author: Donald K. Freedheim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471385141

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 696

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Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.

Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Health Psychology

This is the latest compilation or resource available for clinicians who treat children and adolescents. This includes not just psychologists but also family practitioners from diverse disciplines.

Author: Anthony J. Goreczny

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Psychology

Page: 477

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The purpose of Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Health Psychology is to stimulate research ideas for clinical researchers in the field of pediatric and adolescent psychology. This is the latest compilation or resource available for clinicians who treat children and adolescents. This includes not just psychologists but also family practitioners from diverse disciplines. Readers will benefit from the wealth of research and issues devoted to child and adolescent health psychology.

Handbook of Adolescent Health Risk Behavior

This reference provides a comprehensive assessment of adolescent health risk behaviors - such as smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, and AIDS among many others.

Author: Charles H Candler Professor Rollins School of Public Health Emory University Atlanta Georgia Ralph J Diclemente, PhD

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306451478

Category: Medical

Page: 468

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This reference provides a comprehensive assessment of adolescent health risk behaviors - such as smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, and AIDS among many others. Experts describe trends and changes in risk behaviors over time; illustrate theoretical models useful for understanding adolescent risk-taking behavior and developing preventive interventions; review the state-of-the-science with respect to prevention strategies for each risk behavior; and identify effective treatment modalities.

Handbook of Adolescent Health Risk Behavior

Parental marital status effects on adolescent sexual behavior. ... In S. G. Millstein, A. C. Petersen, & E. O. Nightingale (Eds.), Promoting the health of adolescents: New directions for the ... Health Psychology, 13, 326–333.

Author: Ralph J. DiClemente

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489902031

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Adolescence is a developmental period of accelerating physical, psychological, social! cultural, and cognitive development, often characterized by confronting and surmounting a myriad of challenges and establishing a sense of self-identity and autonomy. It is also, unfortunately, a period fraught with many threats to the health and well-being of adoles cents and with substantial consequent impairment and disability. Many of the adverse health consequences experienced by adolescents are, to a large extent, the result of their risk behaviors. Many adolescents today, and perhaps an increasing number in the future, are at risk for death, disease, and other adverse health outcomes that are not primarily biomedical in origin. In general, there has been a marked change in the causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescents. Previously, infectious diseases accounted for a dispro portionate share of adolescent morbidity and mortality. At present, however, the over whelming toll of adolescent morbidity and mortality is the result of lifestyle practices.

The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse

In W. Damon, R. M. Lerner, & N. Eisenberg (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology, Vol. 3. ... Adolescent peer networks and the potential for the diffusion of intervention effects. ... Health effects of media on children and adolescents.

Author: Robert A. Zucker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190673869

Category: Psychology

Page: 704

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Adolescent substance abuse is the nation's #1 public health problem. It originates out of a developmental era where experimentation with the world is increasingly taking place, and where major changes in physical self and social relationships are taking place. These changes cannot be understood by any one discipline nor can they be described by focusing only on the behavioral and social problems of this age period, the characteristics of normal development, or the pharmacology and addictive potential of specific drugs. They require knowledge of the brain's systems of reward and control, genetics, psychopharmacology, personality, child development, psychopathology, family dynamics, peer group relationships, culture, social policy, and more. Drawing on the expertise of the leading researchers in this field, this Handbook provides the most comprehensive summarization of current knowledge about adolescent substance abuse. The Handbook is organized into eight sections covering the literature on the developmental context of this life period, the epidemiology of adolescent use and abuse, similarities and differences in use, addictive potential, and consequences of use for different drugs; etiology and course as characterized at different levels of mechanistic analysis ranging from the genetic and neural to the behavioural and social. Two sections cover the clinical ramifications of abuse, and prevention and intervention strategies to most effectively deal with these problems. The Handbook's last section addresses the role of social policy in framing the problem, in addressing it, and explores its potential role in alleviating it.

Health Psychology

Adolescent health behavior and conventionality - unconventionality : An extension of problem - behaviour theory . Health Psychology , 10 , 52-61 . ... In J. Adelson ( Ed . ) , Handbook of Adolescent Psychology , ( pp . 211-246 ) .

Author: Gillian N. Penny

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9783718654154

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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The psychology of health is a rapidly expanding field within psychology. It draws upon a number of areas of psychology for its theoretical base but, whilst the contribution of social and cognitive psychology is widely acknowledged, that of lifespan psychology is perhaps less well recognised. However, a lifespan perspective has much to offer the health psychologist in the search for a more comprehensive understanding of health and illness. This book brings together European, American and Australian researchers whose interests in health psychology can be located within a lifespan context. The book explores the relevance of developmental and ageing processes to such issues as health and illness perception, illness prevention and health promotion, the experience of chronic illness, health and illness behaviour and the costs and consequences of illness. It does so by addressing specific health concerns within each of five stages in the life-cycle-childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood and old age. Thus, for example, the implications of emergent sexuality for health are addressed within the section on adolescence, psychological aspects of reproductive failure and the new technologies are considered within the section on early adulthood whilst issues of social support, social control and health are explored in the section on old age. Taken as a whole, the book offers the reader an interesting and informative illustration of the ways in which a lifespan perspective can enhance our understanding of health and illness.

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric HIV

DiClemente, R. J., Brown, J. L., & Davis, T. L. (2013). Determinants of Health-Related Behaviors in Adolescence. In Handbook of adolescent health psychology (pp. 107–127). Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6633-8_8 The authors ...

Author: Tiffany Chenneville

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319497049

Category: Psychology

Page: 325

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This book examines the impact of pediatric HIV on children, adolescents, and their families. Beginning with an overview of pediatric HIV epidemiology, it traces the medical, psychological, and social dimensions of HIV through the trajectory of childhood and youth. It examines the latest research on a wide range of topics, including treatment adherence, cultural, legal, and ethical issues, and HIV stigma and its reduction. Chapters offer expert recommendations for clinicians working with children with HIV as well as researchers studying pediatric HIV. In addition, the book also discusses daily concerns associated with pediatric HIV, such as disease management, coping, access to services, risk prevention, and health promotion. Topics featured in this book include: The impact of pediatric HIV on families. Psychosocial considerations for children and adolescents with HIV. HIV prevention and intervention in the school setting. HIV disclosure in pediatric populations. How to design effective evidence-based HIV risk-reduction programs for adolescents. A Clinical Guide to Pediatric HIV is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in child and school psychology, social work, and public health as well as pediatric medicine, nursing, epidemiology, anthropology, and other related disciplines.

Adolescent Health Care

Moriarty A The psychology of adolescent Satanism: a guide for parents, counselors, clergy, and teachers. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1992. Newman BM, Newman PR. Adolescent development. Columbus: Merrill Publishing, 1985.

Author: Lawrence S. Neinstein

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Category: Adolescent medicine

Page: 1253

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