Mental Health Information for Teens, 4th Ed.

Teen Health Series

Mental Health Information for Teens, 4th Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

Adolescence is difficult. Teens are under stress to be liked, to do well in school, to get along with their families, and to make important decisions about the future. Though most of these stressors are normal, teens can sometimes find themselves feeling very sad, hopeless, overwhelmed, or worthless; some may show signs of mental health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 13–20 percent of the nation’s youth experience a mental disorder in any given year.

Mental Health Information for Teens, 4th Edition explains the importance of mental health and describes the causes, warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses. It also gives tips for building healthy self-esteem, coping with stress, getting along with family and friends, and dealing with challenges such as divorce, abuse, grief, and thoughts of suicide.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Mental Health Information for Teens, 4th Edition.

Part One: Mental Health and Mental Illness describes the components of mental health and its effect on well-being, and the role of resilience in mental wellness. Mental illness is defined, and its possible causes and warning signs are described.

Part Two: Mood and Anxiety Disorders describes disorders that alter emotional and fear responses, including depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic disorder.

Part Three: Personality and Psychotic Disorders describes mental illnesses that affect how people perceive reality, including psychosis, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and dissociative disorders.

Part Four: Behavioral, Impulse Control, and Addiction Disorders explores mental illnesses that influence how people act and possibly disregard societal norms, including impulse control disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and eating disorders.

Part Five: Other Situations and Disorders with Mental Health Consequences discusses circumstances that may impact adolescents’ mental well-being, including puberty, child abuse, bullying, violence, and self-harm. It also explains the mental health effects of chronic conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Part Six: Mental Health Treatments describes mental illness diagnosis and common treatment approaches, including psychotherapy, medications, and complementary and alternative medicine practices.

Part Seven: Mental Wellness Topics for Teens gives tips for building self-esteem, dealing with depression, coping with stress, and improving emotional health.

Part Eight: If You Need More Information offers suggestions for additional reading, a list of crisis helplines and hotlines, and a directory of relevant resources.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts