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Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders What We Know and What We Don't Know

ISBN-10: 0195173643
ISBN-13: 9780195173642
Edition: 2005
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Description: Following on the heels of the widely-acclaimed, updated edition of Nathan and Gorman's A Guide to Treatments That Work (OUP, 2002), A Call for Treatments and Preventions that Work for Adolescents brings together a distinguished group of  More...

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List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

Following on the heels of the widely-acclaimed, updated edition of Nathan and Gorman's A Guide to Treatments That Work (OUP, 2002), A Call for Treatments and Preventions that Work for Adolescents brings together a distinguished group of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists to provide a cohesive, evidence-based guide to treatments and preventions that work for adolescents with mental disorders. The project, funded by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylandsin conjunction with the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, seeks to address mental disorders in the teenage years when support is still available from home and school and while behaviour and the brain are still "plastic". Seven commissions established by the Annenberg Foundation pooltheir expertise to address the state of our knowledge on adolescent anxiety, schizophrenia, substance and alcohol abuse, depression and bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and suicide. Individual chapters thoroughly define each disorder, offer empirically-tested treatments, discuss prevention, and suggest a research agenda based on what we know and don't yet know. The volume also incorporates the latest research on positive youth development, which addresses how we can fully prepare youngpeople to be happy and successful throughout their lives rather than focusing simply on ensuring that teenagers are not engaged in risky behaviours. Integrating the work of eminent scholars in both psychology and psychiatry, this work will be an essential volume for academics and practisingclinicians.

Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., is the predominant national figure in research with cognitive behavioral interventions for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Foa is professor of clinical psychology in the department of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, & Director of the Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety.

Herbert Hendin is medical director of the American Suicide Foundation and professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College. Considered a world-famous authority on suicide, Hendin is against doctor-assisted suicide. In his book Seduced by Death: Doctors, Patients, and Assisted Suicide, revised in March 1998, Hendin offers a persuasive argument against legalizing assisted suicide in the United States. He also shows what can be done to find better options for those who are faced with the decision of ending their lives rather than suffering from terminal illnesses. Other suicide-related books written by Hendin include The Age of Sensation, Black Suicide, The Gospel of Life, and Suicide in America. Hendin is the winner of the Louis I. Dublin Award of the American Association of Suicidology.

John H. Wasson, M.D., Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire. He holds the Herman O. West Chair in Geriatrics.B. Timothy Walsh, M.D., W&J Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, and Director of the Division of Clinical Therapeutics at New York State Psychiatric Institute.Harold C. Sox, Jr., M.D., M.A.C.P., Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Robert Pantell, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California.Mary C. LaBrecque, B.S.N., Instructor in Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire.

What We Don't Know
Introduction
Depression and Bipolar DisordersCommission on Adolescent Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Defining Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Prevention of Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Research Agenda for Depression and Bipolar Disorders
SchizophreniaCommission on Adolescent Schizophrenia
Defining Schizophrenia
Treatment of Schizophrenia
Prevention of Schizophrenia
Research Agenda for Schizophrenia
Anxiety DisordersCommission on Adolescent Anxiety Disorders
Defining Anxiety Disorders
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Prevention of Anxiety Disorders
Research Agenda for Anxiety Disorders
Eating DisordersCommission on Adolescent Eating Disorders
Defining Eating Disorders
Treatment of Eating Disorders
Prevention of Eating Disorders
Research Agenda for Eating Disorders
Substance Use DisordersCommission on Adolescent Substance and Alcohol Abuse
Defining Substance Use Disorders
Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Prevention of Substance Use Disorders
Research Agenda for Substance Use Disorders
Youth SuicideCommission on Adolescent Suicide Prevention
Defining Youth Suicide
Universal Approaches to Youth Suicide Prevention
Targeted Youth Suicide Prevention Programs
Preventive Interventions and treatments for Suicidal Youth
Research Agenda for Youth Suicide
Beyond DisorderCommission on Positive Youth Development
The Positive Perspective on Youth Development
Summary of Conclusions, Recommendations, Priorities
Stigma
The Research, Policy, and Practice Context for Delivery of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments for Adolescents: A Systems Perspective
Challenges in the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: A Systems Perspective
The Role of Primary Care Physicians in the Detection and Treatment of Adolescent Mental Health Problems
The Role of School Mental Health Professionals in the Delivery of Care to Adolescents with Mental Health Conditions
Conclusion: Policy Issues/Call to the Nation
Index

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