Mental Health Information for Teens, 4th Edition

  • Lisa Bakewell
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  • ISBN-10: 0780813227
  • ISBN-13: 9780780813229
  • DDC: 616.89
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Anxiety disorders often begin in late childhood, and mood disorders often begin in late adolescence. Unfortunately, many young people experience a long delay between the onset of their symptoms and when they eventually seek treatment. This delay can be decades long. Without prompt treatment, however, sufferers can experience varying levels of disability, and illnesses can become more severe and more difficult to treat. MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TEENS, Second Edition provides updated information about mental and emotional health in teens. It describes mental wellness and offers tips for maintaining self-esteem, developing healthy relationships, managing anger, handling stress, and coping with other difficulties teens often face. It describes the symptoms and most common treatments used for depression and other mood disorders, phobias and other anxiety disorders, self-injury and other disorders related to behavior and personality, and psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. The book also addresses other issues that can impact mental wellness in teens, including learning disabilities, bullying, dating violence, child abuse, substance abuse, and suicide. Directories of resources for more information and suggestions for additional reading about mental wellness and mental illness are also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Mental Health and Mental Illness.
2: Understanding Mental Health.
3: The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction.
4: Why Is Mental Health Important?.
5: Resilience: A Vital Component of Mental Health.
6: Defining Mental Illness.
7: Causes and Warning Signs of Mental Illness.
8: Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
9: Depression.
10: Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
11: Seasonal Affective Disorder.
12: Bipolar Disorder.
13: Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets out of Control.
14: Social Anxiety Disorder: Always Embarrassed.
15: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
16: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over.
17: Phobias and Fears: Symptoms, Treatment, and Self Help.
18: Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms.
19: Personality and Psychotic Disorders.
20: Antisocial Disorders.
21: Borderline Personality Disorder.
22: Histrionic Personality Disorder.
23: Factitious Disorders.
24: Delusional Disorder.
25: Dissociative Disorders.
26: Psychosis.
27: Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder.
28: Behavioral, Impulse Control, and Addiction Disorders.
29: Eating Disorders.
30: Anorexia Nervosa.
31: Bulimia Nervosa.
32: Binge Eating Disorder.
33: Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
34: Compulsive Exercise Disorder.
35: Impulse Control Disorders.
36: Adjustment Disorders.
37: Conduct, Intermittent Explosive, and Oppositional Defiant Disorders.
38: Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders.
39: Other Situations and Disorders with Mental Health Consequences.
40: Puberty and Its Relationship to Mental Health.
41: Child Abuse and Its Effects on Mental Health.
42: Bullying and Youth Violence.
43: Teen Dating Violence.
44: Cutting and Self-Harm.
45: Autism Spectrum Disorder.
46: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
47: Tourette Syndrome and Tics.
48: Mental Health Treatments.
49: Diagnosing Mental Illness.
50: Consequences of Not Receiving Treatment for Mental Illness.
51: Treatment of Children with Mental Illness.
52: Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal.
53: Going to a Therapist: What to Expect.
54: Counseling and Therapy: Methods of Treatment.
55: Common Mental Health Medications.
56: Antidepressants: What You Need to Know about Depression Medication.
57: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).
58: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
59: Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Care.
60: Mental Wellness Topics for Teens.
61: Building Healthy Self-Esteem.
62: Improving Mental Health.
63: Dealing with Depression: Self-Help and Coping Tips.
64: Coping with Stress.
65: Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event.
66: Playing Helps Kids Learn and Grow.
67: Dealing with Divorce.
68: Dealing with Grief.
69: Getting along with Family and Friends.
70: Running Away Doesn't Solve Problems.
71: Suicide Prevention.
72: If You Need More Information.
73: Additional Reading about Mental Health and Mental Illness.
74: Crisis Help and Hotlines.
75: Directory of Mental Health Organizations.