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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David W. Kaplan, MD, MPH (University of Colorado School of Medicine)
Description: The second edition of this book in adolescent medicine provides a broad presentation on adolescent health. It has 20 new chapters and all chapters have been updated and referenced. Many chapters have undergone major revisions.
Purpose: The book presents a comprehensive discussion of the physical and mental health, psychosocial, and public health issues of the adolescent age group. It presents the pathophysiology of a broad array of issues impacting adolescent health, as well as practical medical management information.
Audience: The book is designed for health and mental health professionals, residents, and students providing primary and subspecialty care to adolescents. The authors are well recognized in their field and individual chapters appropriately focus the discussion of the conditions or issues for adolescents. Where appropriate, the material is presented in a developmental context.
Features: The information is presented primarily through text. Charts, figures, photographs, and tables are included where appropriate. The chapters generally present an excellent discussion using a concise and well-organized approach. The material is well referenced and indexed.
Assessment: This is an excellent textbook in adolescent medicine. It is successful in incorporating a vast array of information important in adolescent health and presenting it in a well organized and readable format. The book should be strongly considered for providers delivering health and mental health care to adolescents.