Adolescence is typically fraught with problems, even under optimal conditions. And when chronic illness is added to the picture, medical and related social issues can complicate, and even disrupt, the course of development. The first text geared toward the integrated care setting, Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence offers clinicians an evidence-based guide to helping their young clients manage their chronic conditions and treating the psychosocial effects—from school problems and stigma to noncompliance and depression—that frequently follow diagnosis.
Expert contributors present up-to-date information on epidemiology, symptoms, comorbid psychosocial problems, and treatment options for a variety of common illnesses, arranged to foster effective interventions for adolescents and efficient collaboration with other care providers in the team. Coverage is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, ensuring best practice while respecting each client’s individuality:
- Empirically-based treatment guidelines for illnesses commonly found in youth, including Type 1 and 2 diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, and chronic pain.
- Overview of the physiology of adolescence, particularly as it may be affected by medical conditions, and of adolescent brain development.
- Latest findings on the role of families in teens’ adjustment to illness and treatment.
- Cultural considerations affecting ethnically diverse clients and their families.
- Detailed discussions of ethical issues relevant to treating chronically ill young people, and of controversies involving pharmacotherapy with this population.
- Chapters contain useful handouts for clinicians and clients
- "Taking Care of the Practitioner" chapter with helpful strategies for avoiding burnout.
Its emphasis on specific practical information makes Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence a "go-to" reference for health psychologists, child and adolescent mental health practitioners, pediatricians and family practitioners, and clinical social workers.
Written for: Health psychologists, child and adolescent behavioral health clinicians (psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses), primary care physicians (pediatricians and family physicians), clinical social workers, dieticians and nutritional counselors
- Adolescence and Chronic Disease
- Adolescent Developmental Psychology
- Adolescent Physiology
- Integrated Care Practice
- Treating Adolescents
Table of contents
- Adolescence and chronic disease - Editors
- An introduction to Adolescent Developmental psychology - Angela Huebner, Ph.D.
- Unique considerations with treating adolescents - Dorothy Warner, M.D., & Stuart Hauser, M.D.,
- Adolescent physiology - Kathryn Eckert, M.D., Vincent A. Loffredo, MD & Kathleen O’Connor MD
- Cultural Factors - Mary Schwab-Stone M.D.
- Family psychology - Clint Field, Ph.D. & Rachel Duchoslav, Ph.D.
- Ethical issues in treating adolescents - Michael Lavin, Ph.D.
- Taking care of the practitioner - Lauren Tolle, M. A. & Steve Graybar, Ph.D.
- Type 1 Diabetes - Annette La Greca, Ph.D. & Eleanor Mackey, Ph.D.
- Type 2 Diabetes - Alan Delamater, Ph.D.
- Asthma - Anthony Cordaro, M. D. & Marianne Z. Wamboldt, M.D.
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis - Michael A. Rapoff, Ph.D. & Carol B. Lindsley, M.D.
- Epilepsy - Dedee Caplin, Ph.D., Joan Austin Ph.D. & David Dunn
- Recurrent headaches - Joyce Engel, Ph.D.
- Chronic Pain - Gary A. Walco, Ph.D., Helen Rozelman, Ph.D. & David A. Maroof, M.A.
- Depression - Brandon M. Street & Judy Garber, Ph.D.
- Cancer - Lisa Schwartz, Ph.D., Anne E. Kazak, Ph.D. & Ifigenia Mougianis
- Cystic Fibrosis - Anthony Hains, Ph.D., Hobart Davies, Diana Quintero & Julie A. Biller
- Chronic Renal Disease - Michelle Meade, Ph.D., Sarah Tornichio & John D. Mahan
- Sickle Cell Disease - Lamia Barakat, Ph.D., D., Colette Nicolaou, Emily A. O’Hara & Sarah Levin Allen
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Carin Cunningham, Ph.D.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome - M. Elena Garralda, MD
- Adolescent Obesity - Brie A. Moore, Ph.D.
- HIV/AIDS - Maureen Lyon, Ph.D. & Lawrence J. D’Angelo, M. D.
- Measuring Adolescent Quality of Life - Alexandra Quittner, Ph.D., Ivette Cruz, M.S., Avani C. Modi, Ph.D. & Kristin K. Marciel, Ph.D.