ABC of Adolescence

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Russell Viner
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 18, 2013 - Medical - 56 pages
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Adolescents undergo rapid physical, psychological and social developmental changes that result in management challenges, communication issues, patterns of disease and symptom presentations that are different from children or adults. This can be challenging for health professionals, who rarely have had specific training in dealing with the young people they meet in their clinical work.

This ABC covers topics surrounding adolescent development, sexual behaviour and substance misuse, along with education and preventative strategies. It also features other adolescent health problems such as self-harm, eating disorders and psychosomatic presentations.

This book is a valuable resource for all those who deal with adolescent patients in primary care, emergency departments, and hospital and outpatient settings.

 

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Contents

1 Adolescent development
1
2 Consent competence and confidentiality
5
3 Epidemiology of health and illness
9
4 Adolescents in primary care
13
5 Chronic illness and disability
16
6 Health promotion
19
7 Sexual health contraception and teenage pregnancy
22
alcohol tobacco inhalants and other drugs
26
9 Common mental health problems
30
10 Suicide and deliberate self harm in young people
34
11 Eating disorders and weight problems
38
12 Fatigue and somatic symptoms
42
Index
47
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Russell Viner Consultant in Adolescent Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

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