Stress Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Stress Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

Some stress in response to internal or external pressures and expectations can help teens to perform well, but unrealistic or overwhelming pressure can have a negative impact on teens’ health, mood, productivity, relationships, and behavior.

Stress Information for Teens, 2nd Edition, discusses common causes of teen stress, and explains the possible stress components of certain diseases and disorders. It also describes successful practices, therapies, and techniques for relieving stress, handling anger, and improving body image and self-esteem.

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 Stress Information for Teens, 2nd Edition.

Part One: Understanding Stress explains the distinctions between acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) stress, gender-related differences in stress responses, and age-related factors involved in distinguishing between danger and safety.

Part Two: Common Causes of Stress in Teens includes information about frequent sources of stress among adolescents, including test anxiety, peer pressure, friendship issues, dating concerns, overbooked schedules, and sports competition. Stressors related to family life, including financial difficulty, violence, substance abuse, and divorce are discussed, along with the causes and consequences of bullying.

Part Three: Effects of Stress on the Body, Mind, and Behavior discusses how stress affects the immune system, the potential link between stress and cancer, and how stress can change the brain physically and psychologically. Stress-related mental and behavioral disorders, such as eating disorders, self-injury, and depression, as well as stresses related to loss and grief, are also discussed.

Part Four: Diseases and Disorders with a Possible Stress Component provides information on medical conditions linked to stress triggers, including asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, lupus, peptic ulcers, chronic heartburn, and bowel syndromes. It also describes physical manifestations of chronic stress, such as back pain, eczema, and hair loss.

Part Five: Stress Management provides information on stress reduction techniques, including exercise, meditation, and relaxation; and discusses how laughter, spirituality, pets, art therapy, and maintaining a journal can be used to help relieve stress.

Part Six: If You Need More Information includes suggestions for additional reading and a directory of relevant organizations.

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

Reviews

"The articles selected will specifically appeal to young adults and are designed to answer their most common questions. … Recommended."

—ARBAonline, 2014