Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology

  • William T. O'Donohue
  • Lorraine T. Benuto
  • Lauren Woodward Tolle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Issues in Adolescent Health Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William T. O’Donohue, Lorraine T. Benuto, Lauren Woodward Tolle, Lucy Payne, Roxy Davis
      Pages 3-11
    3. Jessica M. Sales, Charles E. Irwin Jr.
      Pages 13-29
    4. K. Clements-Nolle, C. M. Rivera
      Pages 77-91
    5. Lorraine T. Benuto
      Pages 93-105
    6. Ralph J. DiClemente, Jennifer L. Brown, Teaniese Latham Davis
      Pages 107-127
    7. Sheila E. Crowell, Chloe R. Skidmore, Holly K. Rau, Paula G. Williams
      Pages 129-141
    8. Jennifer A. Manganello, Tetine Sentell, Terry C. Davis
      Pages 143-151
    9. Alexandra L. Quittner, Ivette Cejas Dr., Laura S. Blackwell
      Pages 153-163
    10. Jenna L. McCauley, Kristyn Zajac, Angela M. Begle
      Pages 175-190
    11. Ann T. Chu, Jane M. Sundermann, Anne P. DePrince
      Pages 191-204
  3. Developmental Issues in Adolescent Health Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Carol R. Freedman-Doan, Amanda G. Ellis
      Pages 207-222
    3. Steven G. Little, Angeleque Akin-Little, Keryn Lloyd
      Pages 223-234

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

adolescent behavioral health adolescent health adolescent sexuality brain development in adolescence health psychology high risk behaviors in adolescents

Editors and affiliations

  • William T. O'Donohue
    • 1
  • Lorraine T. Benuto
    • 2
  • Lauren Woodward Tolle
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA
  2. 2., Department of Psychology, MS 0296University of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA
  3. 3., Integration ServicesAurora Mental Health CenterAuroraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6633-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6632-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6633-8
  • About this book