Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence

A Guide to Integrative Care

  • William T. O'Donohue

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Part 1 Basic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William O’Donohue, Lauren Woodward Tolle
      Pages 3-6
    3. Angela J. Huebner
      Pages 7-14
    4. Dorothy E. Warner, Stuart T. Hauser
      Pages 15-28
    5. Kathryn L. Eckert, Vincent A. Loffredo, Kathleen O’Connor
      Pages 29-45
    6. Clint Field, Rachel Duchoslav
      Pages 47-54
    7. Michael Lavin
      Pages 55-64
  3. Part 2 Integrated Care Practice Guidelines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Annette M. La Greca, Eleanor R. Mackey
      Pages 85-100
    3. Alan M. Delamater, Farrah Jacquez, Anna Maria Patino-Fernandez
      Pages 101-110
    4. Anthony R. Cordaro Jr, Marianne Z. Wamboldt
      Pages 111-128
    5. Michael A. Rapoff, Carol B. Lindsley
      Pages 129-142
    6. Deirdre A. Caplin, Joan K. Austin, David Dunn
      Pages 143-154
    7. Joyce Engel
      Pages 155-161
    8. Gary A. Walco, Helen Rozelman, David Aaron Maroof
      Pages 163-175
    9. Brandyn M. Street, Judy Garber
      Pages 177-195
    10. Lisa A. Schwartz, Anne E. Kazak, Ifigenia Mougianis
      Pages 197-217
    11. Anthony A. Hains, W. Hobart Davies, Diana Quintero, Julie A. Biller
      Pages 219-232
    12. Michelle A. Meade, Sarah Tornichio, John D. Mahan
      Pages 233-251
    13. Lamia P. Barakat, D. Colette Nicolaou, Emily A. O’Hara, Sarah Levin Allen
      Pages 253-267
    14. Carin Cunningham, Rachel Neff Greenley
      Pages 269-284
    15. M. Elena Garralda
      Pages 285-295
    16. Maureen E. Lyon, Lawrence J. D’Angelo
      Pages 297-310
    17. Alexandra L. Quittner, Ivette Cruz, Avani C. Modi, Kristen K. Marciel
      Pages 311-327
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 329-341

About this book


Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence

A Guide to Integrative Care

Edited by William O’Donohue and Lauren Woodward Tolle


Adolescence is typically fraught with problems, even under optimal conditions. And when chronic illness is added to the picture, medical and related social issues can complicate, and even disrupt, the course of development. The first text geared toward the integrated care setting, Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence offers clinicians an evidence-based guide to helping their young clients manage their chronic conditions and treating the psychosocial effects—from school problems and stigma to noncompliance and depression—that frequently follow diagnosis.

Expert contributors present up-to-date information on epidemiology, symptoms, comorbid psychosocial problems, and treatment options for a variety of common illnesses, arranged to foster effective interventions for adolescents and efficient collaboration with other care providers in the team. Coverage is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, ensuring best practice while respecting each client’s individuality:

  • Empirically-based treatment guidelines for illnesses commonly found in youth, including Type 1 and 2 diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, and chronic pain.
  • Overview of the physiology of adolescence, particularly as it may be affected by medical conditions, and of adolescent brain development.
  • Latest findings on the role of families in teens’ adjustment to illness and treatment.
  • Cultural considerations affecting ethnically diverse clients and their families.
  • Detailed discussions of ethical issues relevant to treating chronically ill young people, and of controversies involving pharmacotherapy with this population.
  • Chapters contain useful handouts for clinicians and clients
  • "Taking Care of the Practitioner" chapter with helpful strategies for avoiding burnout.

Its emphasis on specific practical information makes Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence a "go-to" reference for health psychologists, child and adolescent mental health practitioners, pediatricians and family practitioners, and clinical social workers.


Adolescence and Chronic Disease Adolescent Developmental Psychology Adolescent Physiology Depression Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Integrated Care Practice Intervention Syndrom Treating Adolescents diagnosis

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-87686-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-87687-0
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