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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Adolescents
Adolescent Health Sourcebook
Maharaja, Siva Ganesh, Ed.
ISBN 13: 
9780780816114
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780780811409
ISBN 10: 
0780816110
Category: 
ConsHlth: Adolescents
Edition: 
4
Publisher: 
Omnigraphic, Inc.
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Out of Print
Weight: 
2.5
Retail Price: 
97.00
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Synopsis:
During adolescence, as teenagers transition into adulthood, they experience significant physical, mental, and emotional changes. The choices they make as they grapple with increased independence can have profound ramifications on well-being. Teens who become involved in unhealthy or risky behaviors-such as inactivity, unbalanced eating, substance abuse, unprotected sexual activity, or dangerous driving- may find themselves at risk for long-term, even life-long, health consequences. In addition, because social connections are so critical during the adolescent years, the demands of friendships, peer pressure, and other relationship stresses can complicate healthy decision-making processes. Adolescent Health Sourcebook, Fourth Edition, offers parents and teens basic information about growth and development during adolescence and related safety issues. It discusses the importance of routine medical care, adequate nutrition, physical activity, and sleep. It offers facts about reproductive development and the health consequences of sexual decisions. It also describes many of the most common health problems that affect adolescents, including acne, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and infections. Emotional, social, and mental health concerns-including depression, anxiety disorders, self-injury, suicide, and addictions-are also discussed. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for additional help and information. This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

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