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Adolescent Mental Health in The Middle East and North Africa

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  • Covers adolescent health in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

  • Aids in the identification of evidence informed adolescent health care practices

  • Focuses on mental health in the MENA region

Part of the book series: Global Perspectives on Health Geography (GPHG)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Policy and Programs Needs That Target Adolescent Mental Health in the MENA

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59
    2. Adolescent Health in Saudi Arabia: Policy Dimensions

      • Asharaf Abdul Salam, Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rashid
      Pages 73-92
    3. Health Policies of Adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa: Past Experiences, Current Scene, and Future Strategic Directions

      • Mohammed AlKhaldi, Siwaar Abouhala, Fadwa Alhalaiqa, Aya Ibrahim, Rima A. Kashash, Akram Abusalah
      Pages 93-115
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 117-121

About this book

This 2-volume set focuses on adolescent health in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), and presents the latest research on the health risk behaviours and social behaviours that adolescents from the MENA region engage in. While there has been a surge in peer-reviewed research publications on population health in the MENA region in the last couple of decades, very few books offer a resource to address the diverse negative influences that disproportionately affect adolescents and children in the MENA region, including increased tobacco consumption culture, low emphasis on physical activity, increased sedentary behaviours, weak health policies, and societal issues related to displacement and political conflicts. These books offer a synthesis of current knowledge on adolescent health issues in the MENA region, and aim to provide evidence-informed adolescent health care practices that address current issues related to mental, physical, reproductive and nutritional health. 

Volume 1 focuses on mental health in the MENA region, the development and implementation of youth friendly public policies, and how to strategize in the age of COVID-19. The study will aid health care professionals, policy makers, government organizations and health program planners to assess current policies and practices related to adolescent health in the MENA region, and to identify the best courses of action moving forward. 

Keywords

  • MENA region
  • Adolescent health
  • Malnutrition
  • Social vulnerability
  • Low- and middle-income countries
  • Pleasure-seeking behavior
  • Medical Geography

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Canada

    Caroline Barakat

  • Department of Natural Sciences and Public Health, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Fatme Al Anouti

About the editors

Dr. Caroline Barakat is an Assistant Professor in Environmental/Occupational Health at Ontario Tech University. She was previously an Assistant Professor and Discipline Representative for Health Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and an Assistant Professor in Health Sciences at Zayed University, Dubai. Her research interests and expertise include the links between environments and health, health across the life course, child and adolescent health, spatial patterns of health and health care, environmental epidemiology, population health, and health inequities. Her research experience focuses on air pollution and health, particularly the long-term health effects of childhood exposure to ambient air quality. She has designed and developed a large database on environmental exposures, health behaviours, and health measures for a sample of approximately 60,000 residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The goal was to examine differences in health status and environmental exposures across the seven emirates and among nationals and expatriates that reside in the UAE. She was also involved in a national Canadian project that systematically reviews the literature on risk factors related to the progression of 14 priority neurological conditions. She is currently involved in a number of research projects including examining constraints to physical activity among female adolescents, exploring transitioning thalassemia patients from adolescence to adulthood, and parental influence of children with asthma in relation to their physical activity practices.

Dr. Fatme Al Anouti is an Associate Professor at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. 

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Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-91790-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)