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Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment

Gullotta, Thomas P., Plant, Robert W., Evans, Melanie (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2015, XXXIII, 697 p. 7 illus., 2 illus. in color.

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  • The essential Second Edition updates the leading evidence-based reference on adolescent behavioral problems
  • Provides expanded, updated coverage of the latest scientific theory and research, clinical guidelines, and real-world, evidence-based interventions
  • Embraces a biopsychosocial approach to prevention and treatment
  • Discusses individual, family, and community factors influencing risk and resilience during adolescence

The Second Edition of the Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems clarifies the current state of treatment and prevention through comprehensive examinations of mental disorders and dysfunctional behaviors as well as the varied forces affecting their development. New or revised chapters offer a basic framework for approaching mental health concerns in youth and provide the latest information on how conditions (e.g., bipolar disorder, suicidality, and OCD) and behaviors (e.g., sex offenses, gang activities, dating violence, and self-harm) manifest in adolescents. Each chapter offers diagnostic guidance, up-to-date findings on prevalence, biological/genetic aspects, risk and resilience factors, and a practical review of prevention and treatment methods. Best-practice recommendations clearly differentiate among what works, what might work, what doesn't work, and what needs further research across modalities, including pharmacotherapy.

Key topics addressed include: 

  • Families and adolescent development.
  • Adolescent mental health and the DSM-5.
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
  • Autism spectrum disorder.
  • Media and technology addiction.
  • School failure versus school success.
  • Bullying and cyberbullying.

The Second Edition of the Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Problems is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians, allied practitioners and professionals, and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, education, pediatrics, psychiatry, social work, school counseling, and public health.


Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » ADHD in adolescents - Adolescent development - Adolescent pregnancy - Adolescent sex offenders - Adolescents and gangs - Adolescents and media/technology addiction - Adolescents and self-inflicted harm - Adolescents and substance misuse - Anxiety disorders in adolescents - Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents - Autism in adolescents - Biological and genetic influences on adolescent development - Bipolar disorder in adolescents - Bullying during adolescence - CD in adolescents - Communication and learning challenges in adolescents - Community influences on adolescent development - Conduct disorder in adolescents - DSM-V and adolescent behavioral problems - Dating violence among teenagers - Delinquency in adolescence - Depression in adolescents - Eating disorders in adolescents - Emotional abuse and neglect during adolescence - Evidence-based interventions for adolescent behavioral problems - Family influences on adolescent development - Gambling during adolescence - Intellectual disabilities in adolescents - ODD in adolescents - Obesity during adolescence - Oppositional defiant disorder in adolescents - PTSD in adolescents - Physical abuse and neglect during adolescence - Posttraumatic stress disorder in adolescents - Schizophrenia in adolescents - School failure and adolescence - Suicide during adolescence - Treatment and prevention of adolescent behavioral problems - Young adult services - Youthful homicide

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Psychiatry - Psychotherapy & Counseling - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Section I: Introduction and Overview.- Chapter 1. An Overview of Adolescent Development.- Chapter 2. From Theory to Practice: Treatment and Prevention Possibilities.- Chapter 3. DSM V and Adolescent Behavioral Problems.- Chapter 4. Biological / Genetic Influences on Adolescent Development.- Chapter 5. Family Influences on Adolescent Development.- Chapter 6. Community Influences on Adolescent Development.- Chapter 7. Evidence-Based Practice.- Section II: Disorders.- Chapter 8. Intellectual Disabilities.- Chapter 9. Communication and Learning Challenges.- Chapter 10. School Failure.- Chapter 11. Anxiety Disorders.- Chapter 12. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.- Chapter 13. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.- Chapter 14. Depression.- Chapter 15. Bipolar Disorder.- Chapter 16. Suicide.- Chapter 17. Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.- Chapter 18. Obesity.- Chapter 19. Eating Disorders.- Chapter 20. Autism.- Chapter 21. Schizophrenia.- Section III: Problem Behaviors.- Chapter 22. Media/technology addiction.- Chapter 23. Bullying.- Chapter 24. Delinquency.- Chapter 25. Gangs.- Chapter 26. Homicide.- Chapter 27. Substance Misuse.- Chapter 28. Gambling.- Chapter 29. Adolescent Sex Offenders (Include incest here).- Chapter 30. Dating Violence.- Chapter 31. Adolescent Pregnancy.- Chapter 32. Physical / Emotion Abuse and Neglect.- Chapter 33. Self-Inflicted Harm.- Section IV: Services and Conclusion.- Chapter 34. Young Adult Services.- Chapter 35. Epilogue.

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