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Your Adolescent : Volume 2 - David Pruitt, M.D.

Your Adolescent

Volume 2

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Parents, teachers, and mental health workers will find the answersto these- and many other-questions in this forthright yet compassionate guide to helping your adolescent through the tumultuous teen years. From peer pressure and self-esteem to experimentation with sex, alcohol, and drugs, this invaluable resource covers a wide range of pratical issues. Here as well is information on more serious obstacles to a teen's development that may require professional intervention, such as depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and disruptive behavorial disorders. As surely as every child will become a teen, every person that must relate to a teen will find this book a reliable, indespensable guide to the ups and downs of adolecence.

pt. 1. The life of an adolescent. Early and middle adolescence -- The high school years -- Leaving the nest -- pt. 2. Day-to-day problem behaviors. Challenges at home -- The family redefined -- School-related concerns -- The adolescent and the community -- The adolescent with chronic illness -- pt. 3. Serious problems and abnormalities. Emotional disorders -- Disruptive behavior disorders -- Developmental disorders -- Eating and nutritional disorders -- Psychotic disorders -- Substance abuse disorders -- Sleep disorders -- pt. 4. Seeking help. When and where to seek help -- What are the treatment options? -- Appendix A: Psychiatric medications -- Appendix B: Medical, psychological, educational, and developmental tests -- Appendix C: Glossary.

ISBN: 9780061757914
ISBN-10: 0061757918
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 13th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia