Young Adult Mental Health

Hardcover | September 14, 2009

byJon E. Grant, Marc N. Potenza

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The years between 18 and 29 have become an extended period of development between adolescence and middle adulthood; young adulthood is a time of many new personal, social, and cultural pressures. Risk-taking behaviors, including substance use, typically peak during this time period in part dueto neurobiological development, identity exploration, and social interactions, and most major psychiatric disorders develop during young adulthood. Young Adult Mental Health will provide researchers and clinicians in the United States and elsewhere with a clear understanding of the developmental, clinical, and socio-cultural features of mental health unique to young adults, and how this developmental period influences critical assessment andtreatment. Bringing together leading experts from psychology and psychiatry, the book surveys how major developmental milestones such as marriage and childrearing influence mental health and well-being among young adults, and the ways in which psychiatric disorders may present differently in thisage group. It also reviews the conceptual and assessment challenges, phenomenology, and appropriate pharmacological and behavioral treatments of the many psychiatric difficulties faced by young adults. Finally, the book examines current research on mental health issues in young adults and reviewsthe strengths of the evidence, providing mental health professionals with a thorough grasp of mental health issues that will allow them to talk intelligently with young adults and to make well-informed assessment and treatment decisions based on the unique needs of this age group. Young Adult Mental Health is an essential resource for psychiatrists and psychologists who treat young adults. It will also be useful to researchers in various areas of mental health, and to scientists who are interested in issues of age and development.

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The years between 18 and 29 have become an extended period of development between adolescence and middle adulthood; young adulthood is a time of many new personal, social, and cultural pressures. Risk-taking behaviors, including substance use, typically peak during this time period in part dueto neurobiological development, identity ex...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 7.01 × 10 × 0.79 inPublished:September 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195332717

ISBN - 13:9780195332711

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Jon E. Grand and Marc N. Potenza: Introduction1. Keith B. Burt and Ann S. Masten: Developemnt in the Transition to Adulthood: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities2. Monique Ernst and Julie Fudge: Adolescence: On the Neural Path to Adulthood--Anatomy, Connectivity, and Ontogeny of the Nodes of the Triadic Model3. Elizabeth K. Reynolds, Jessica Magidson, Linda Mayes, and C.W. Lejuez: Risk-taking Behaviors Across the Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood4. Leslie A. Hulvershorn, Craig A. Erickson, and R. Andrew Chambers: Impact of Childhood Mental Health Problems5. Jessica M. Cronce and William R. Corbin: College and Career6. William S. Pollack: The Mental Health of Yougn Adults: A Gender-Informed Perspective; The Trajectory from Childhood to Young Adulthood: Stumbling Blocks of Emotional Dysfunction and Pathways to Healthy Resilience--A "Modern" Approach7. Declan T. Barry and Mark Beitel: Cultural and Ethnic Considerations in Young Adult Mental Health8. Jennifer L. Greenbert, Sherrie S. Delinsky, Hannah E. Reese, Ulrike Buhlmann, and Sabine Wilhelm: Body Image9. Scott M. Hyman, Steven N. Gold, and Rajita Sinha: Coping with Stress and Trauma in Young Adulthood10. Beth A. Auslander and Susan L. Rosenthal: Intimate Romantic Relationships in Young Adulthood: A Bio-developmental Perspective11. Hui Liu, Sinikka Elliott, and Debra Umberson: Marriage in Young Adulthood12. Thomas J. McMahon: Developmental Pathways to Parenting13. Deborah A. Perlick, Yariv Hofstein, and Lesley A. Michael: Barriers to Mental Health Service Use in Young Adulthood14. Carlos A. Zarate, Jr.: Psychiatric Disorders in Young Adults: Depression Assessment and Treatment15. Brian L. Odlaug, Waqar Mahmud, Andrew Goddard and Jon E. Grant: Anxiety Disorders16. Maria C. Mancebo, Jane Eisen, and Steven A. Rasmussen: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Young Adults17. Andrew K. Littlefield and Kennet J. Sher: Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence18. Andrew K. Littlefield and Kenneth J. Sher: Alcohol Use Disorders in Young Adulthood19. Edeard V. Nunes: Drug Use Disorders among Young Adults: Evaluation and Treatment20. Jon E. Grant and Marc N. Potenza: Impulse Control Disorders21. Joel V. Oberstar and George M. Realmuto: ADHD in Young Adults22. Afshan Anjum, Priyanka Gait, Kathryn Cullen, and Tonya White: Schizophrenia in Adolescents and Young Adults23. Alan C. Swann and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr.: Bipolar Disorder in Early Adulthood: Clinical Challenges and Emerging Evidence24. Scott J. Crow: Eating Disorders in Young Adults25. Noha F. Minshawi, Naomi B. Swiezy, Stacie Pozdol, Melissa Stuart, and Christopher J. McDougle: Pervasive Developmental Disorders26. Donald W. Black and Nancee Blum: Personality DisordersIndex