Psychosocial Disturbances in Young People: Challenges for Prevention

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In Psychosocial Disturbances in Young People: Challenges for Prevention, top experts provide an overview of important areas in adolescence, ranging from delinquency to depression, addressing such key questions as whether or not problems have multiple causes and what the influences of individual, family and societal factors are in the rise of problems. They also consider to what extent there are similarities or differences in the presentation and cause of these problems in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood and whether there are continuities between life periods. It will be of importance to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, educators, criminologists, and policymakers.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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"Michael Rutter has done a superb job of bringing together internationally recognised experts...The alarming rise in psychosocial problems and harmful conditions make this a valuable volume for all who work with young people." The Lancet
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521598736
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Series: Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 403
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Challenges: 1. What is special about adolescence? Anne Petersen and Nancy Leffert; 2. Timing of puberty and reactions to pubertal changes FRANCOIS ALSAKER; 3. The challenge of teenage antisocial behaviour DAVID FARRINGTON; 4. The challenge of depressive disorders in adolescence KATHLEEN MERIKANGAS and JULES ANGST; 5. Toward explaining patterns and trends in youth crime DAVID SMITH; 6. Depression and suicidal behaviours in adolescence: sociocultural and time trends Rene DIEKSTRA; Part II. Preventive Strategies: 7. Promoting successful coping during adolescence BRUCE COMPAS; 8. Positive effects of participation in youth organizations JANE QUINN; 9. Community influences on adolescent behaviour ALBERT REISS; 10. The positive effects of schooling PETER MORTIMORE; Part III. Conclusions: 11. Sociocultural trends affecting the prevalence of adolescent problems Lee ROBINS.

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