Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders: What We Know and What We Dont Know

Paperback | June 30, 2005

EditorDwight L. Evans, Edna B. Foa, Raquel E. Gur

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Following on the heels of the widely acclaimed A Guide to Treatments That Work (OUP, 2002) by Nathan and Gorman, Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders brings together a distinguished group of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists to provide a groundbreaking,evidence-based survey of treatments and preventions for adolescents with mental health disorders. The book, the very first to disseminate the findings of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania, addresses the current state of our knowledge about variousmental health disorders in the teenage years, a developmental period when behavior and the brain are still "plastic." Here, six commissions established by the Sunnylands Trust and APPC pool their expertise on adolescent anxiety, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, depression and bipolardisorders, eating disorders, and suicide in sections that thoroughly define each disorder, outline and assess available treatments, discuss prevention strategies, and suggest a research agenda based on what we know and don't yet know about these various conditions. As a meaningful counterpoint to its primary focus on mental illness, the volume also incorporates the latest research from a seventh commission-on positive youth development--which addresses how we can fully prepare young people to be happy and successful throughout their lives. Concluding chaptersdiscuss other critical issues of particular relevance: the stigma of mental illness, the role of primary-care doctors and school-based mental health professionals in the detection and treatment of adolescent mental health problems, and the research, policy, and practice context for the delivery ofevidence-based treatments. Integrating the work of eminent scholars in both psychology and psychiatry, this work will be an essential volume for academics and practicing clinicians and will serve as a wake-up call to mental health professionals and policy makers alike about the state of our nation'sresponse to the needs of adolescents with mental disorders. The Association of American Publishers' 2005 Award Winner for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing--Clinical Medicine

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Following on the heels of the widely acclaimed A Guide to Treatments That Work (OUP, 2002) by Nathan and Gorman, Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders brings together a distinguished group of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists to provide a groundbreaking,evidence-based survey of treatments and preventions for...

Dwight L. Evans is at University of Pennsylvania. Edna B. Foa is at University of Pennsylvania.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 7.2 × 10.12 × 2.6 inPublished:June 30, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionDwight L. Evans and Martin E.P. Seligman: Part I. Depression and Bipolar DisordersCommission on Adolescent Depression and Bipolar Disorders1. Defining Depression and Bipolar Disorders2. Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorders3. Prevention of Depression and Bipolar Disorders4. Research Agenda for Depression and Bipolar DisordersPart II. SchizophreniaCommission on Adolescent Schizophrenia: 5. Defining Schizophrenia6. Treatment of Schizophrenia7. Prevention of Schizophrenia8. Research Agenda for SchizophreniaPart III. Anxiety DisordersCommission on Adolescent Anxiety Disorders: 9. Defining Anxiety Disorders10. Treatment of Anxiety Disorders11. Prevention of Anxiety Disorders12. Research Agenda for Anxiety DisordersPart IV. Eating DisordersCommission on Adolescent Eating Disorders: 13. Defining Eating Disorders14. Treatment of Eating Disorders15. Prevention of Eating Disorders16. Research Agenda for Eating DisordersPart V. Substance Use DisordersCommission on Adolescent Substance and Alcohol Abuse: 17. Defining Substance Use Disorders18. Treatment of Substance Use Disorders19. Prevention of Substance Use Disorders20. Research Agenda for Substance Use DisordersPart VI. Youth SuicideCommission on Adolescent Suicide Prevention: 21. Defining Youth Suicide22. Universal Approaches to Youth Suicide Prevention23. Targeted Youth Suicide Prevention Programs24. Preventive Interventions and treatments for Suicidal Youth25. Research Agenda for Youth SuicidePart VII. Beyond DisorderCommission on Positive Youth Development: 26. The Positive Perspective on Youth DevelopmentPart VIII. Summary of Conclusions, Recommendations, Priorities27. StigmaDavid L. Penn, Abigail Judge, Patrick Jamieson, Joyce Garczynski, Michael Hennesy, and Daniel Romer: 28. Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood: The Research, Policy, and Practice Context for Delivery of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments for Adolescents: A Systems Perspective29. Kathleen Meyers and A. Thomas McLellan: Challenges in the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: A Systems Perspective30. Daniel Romer and Mary McIntosh: The Role of Primary Care Physicians in the Detection and Treatment of Adolescent Mental Health Problems31. Danial Romer and Mary McIntosh: The Role of School Mental Health Professionals in the Delivery of Care to Adolescents with Mental Health Conditions32. Conclusion: Policy Issues/Call to the Nation Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Daniel RomerIndex

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"..."...provides an excellent evidence-based review of each of the topics and manages to weave in clinically important findings that help to keep the information both practical and tangible to the clinician. The review of the data on how to define each disorder, how to treat it, and how toprevent it make the book one that must be read by anyone involved in the routine care of adolescents. It is a clear and well-written book that should provide an evidence-based approach to the thoughtful care of adolescents, and it should be a ready reference on the shelf of any physician caring foradolescents."--New England Journal of Medicine