This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.

Chapter 12: Treating Common Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Concerns

Treating Common Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Concerns
Treating Common Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Concerns
Ginger L. DicksonNew Mexico State UniversityHeejung ChunNew Mexico State UniversityChloe ZaitlinNew Mexico State UniversitySusanna LaNew Mexico State UniversityKristal ValdovinosNew Mexico State UniversityKristin M. RankinNew Mexico State UniversityAnnette M. TardifNew Mexico State University

This chapter explores the developmental period of adolescence and a number of the challenges that teens face during this time. We describe the normative milestone of identity development and the complexities involved in navigating a healthy sense of self. Next, we identify common behavioral and mental health issues that can interfere with healthy adolescent development. In particular, we review dating violence, risky/problem behaviors, eating disorders, and depression. For each issue we report on prevalence rates; identified risk and ...

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