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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.

About the Author

David Pruitt, M.D., editor-in-chief, is past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, with over 6,600 members, is the leading national association of physicians dedicated to the healthy mental development of children and adolescents.

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