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Public Health | Handbook of Adolescent Health Risk Behavior

Handbook of Adolescent Health Risk Behavior

DiClemente, Ralph J., Hansen, William B., Ponton, Lynn E. (Eds.)

1996, XXIV, 440 p.

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Adolescence is a developmental period of accelerating physical, psychological, social! cultural, and cognitive development, often characterized by confronting and surmounting a myriad of challenges and establishing a sense of self-identity and autonomy. It is also, unfortunately, a period fraught with many threats to the health and well-being of adoles­ cents and with substantial consequent impairment and disability. Many of the adverse health consequences experienced by adolescents are, to a large extent, the result of their risk behaviors. Many adolescents today, and perhaps an increasing number in the future, are at risk for death, disease, and other adverse health outcomes that are not primarily biomedical in origin. In general, there has been a marked change in the causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescents. Previously, infectious diseases accounted for a dispro­ portionate share of adolescent morbidity and mortality. At present, however, the over­ whelming toll of adolescent morbidity and mortality is the result of lifestyle practices.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » AIDS - assessment - intervention - prevention - prevention strategies - suicide

Related subjects » Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine - Psychology - Public Health

Table of contents 

Adolescents at Risk: A Generation in Jeopardy; R.J. DiClemente, et al. Trends in Adolescent Morbidity and Mortality; C.W. Sells, R.Wm. Blum. Theories of Adolescent Risktaking; V. Igra, C.E. Irwin, Jr. Tobacco Use; C.L. Perry, M.J. Staufacker. Disordered Eating; L.E. Ponton. Alcohol Use; M. Windle, et al. Drug Use; W.B. Hansen, P.M. O'Malley. Suicide and Suicidal Behavior; Y. Cohen, et al. Unintentional Injury; I. Lescohier, S.S. Gallagher. Delinquency; D.C. Gottfredson, et al. Violence; A.R. Stiffman et al.. Pregnancy; C. Stevens-Simon, E.R. McAnarney. Sexually Transmitted Disease including Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection; L. D'Angelo, R.J. DiClemente. Runaways and Homelessness; M.J. Rotheram-Borus, et al. Academic Underachievement and School Failure; J. Sikorski, et al. New Directions for Adolescent Risk Prevention and Health Promotion Research and Interventions; R.J. DiClemente, et al. Index.

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