Is adolescent health getting worse? Do adolescents need to take risks to grow and develop? What is a healthy lifestyle for a young person? Adolescence and Health is the first comprehensive text to consider all aspects of young people's health in the context of their lifestyles and recent major social changes, considering questions such as: Is adolescent health getting worse? Do adolescents need to take risks to grow and develop? What is a healthy lifestyle for a young person? Adolescence and Health begins by examining topics such as sexuality, eating disorders, and the use or abuse of substances, and then moves on to wider discussions including the best way to promote health or provide clinical services to a group who are neither fully adult nor children. Following the surge in health initiatives to focus on young people in the last decade, this book provides thought provoking content and a range of teaching and learning aids, to form the most up-to-date textbook for trainee health professionals and others working with adolescents. 'As Minister for Children in Wales, I am delighted to commend this topical and significant book.' - Jane Hutt, Welsh Assembly Government.
Dr John Coleman O.B.E. is Founder of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence. He has written widely in this field, and is the former editor of the Journal of Adolescence. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford. Professor Leo B. Hendry is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Emeritus Professor, University of Aberdeen, and Research Professor in Psychology at the Centre for Lifespan Research, University of Glamorgan, Wales. Professor Marion Kloep is Professor of Psychology at the Centre for Lifespan Research, University of Glamorgan, Wales. All three have published numerous books and research papers in the field of adolescence.
Preface ix Chapter 1 Understanding Adolescent Health 1 John Coleman, Leo B. Hendry and Marion Kloep Chapter 2 Young People: Physical Health, Exercise and Recreation 19 Ruth Lowry, John Kremer and Karen Trew Chapter 3 Emotional Health and Well-Being 41 John Coleman Chapter 4 Eating Disorders, Dieting and Body Image 61 Susan Faulkner Chapter 5 Sexual Health 83 Lester Coleman Chapter 6 Substance Use in Adolescence 107 Rutger C.M.E. Engels and Regina van den Eijnden Chapter 7 Getting It Right in Health Services for Young People 123 Aidan Macfarlane and Ann McPherson Chapter 8 Being Different: Adolescents, Chronic Illness and Disability 143 Peter J. Helms Chapter 9 Transitions for Young People with Complex Health Needs 159 Janet McDonagh Chapter 10 Health Promotion and Health Education 177 Donna Mackinnon Chapter 11 Conclusion 199 John Coleman, Leo B. Hendry and Marion Kloep Glossary 209 References 215 Index 231
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