Treating Adolescents / Edition 1

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A Dynamic and Challenging Age Group

A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique

It is an ambitious undertaking to distill the knowledge base, summarize the clinical wisdom, and provide vivid case illustrations for the full range of psychopathology presenting in adolescence. This first rate book succeeds on all counts while conveying the challenge and excitement of working with teenagers who have psychiatric problems.

--Gregory K. Fritz, M.D., professor of psychiatry and director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brown University School of Medicine

This concise, up-to-date summary of adolescent development presents step-by-step guidance for effective clinical treatment of issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, somatization, conduct disorders, and psychosis.

Covers disruptive behavioral disorders/substance use, abuse/ depression/anxiety disorders/chronic illness, somatization.

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"Treating Adolescents presents a concise, up-to-date summary ofadolescent development and step-by-step guidance for the effectiveclinical treatment of specific disorders." (Adolescence)

"Treating Adolescents offers the reader a concise biopsychosocialbiopsy of adolescence and a clear, comprehensive textbookdescription of the important issues in the treatment of the majorpsychopathologies occurring during this most perplexing developmentstage of human life." (Lawrence Stone, M.D., president, AmericanAcademy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

"It is an ambitious undertaking to distill the knowledge base,summarize the clinical wisdom, and provide vivid case illustrationsfor the full range of psychopathology presenting in adolescence.This first rate book succeeds on all counts while conveying thechallenge and excitement of working with teenagers who havepsychiatric problems." (Gregory K. Fritz, M.D., professor ofpsychiatry and director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, BrownUniversity School of Medicine)

Contains nine contributions from psychologists and psychiatrists on: general principles and special problems, disruptive behavioral disorders, substance use and abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, chronic illness and somatization, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, and psychiatric trauma and related psychopathologies. Emphasis is on techniques for the "front-line" practitioner. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Meet the Author

HANS STEINER, MD, is Professor Emeritus (Active) of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has authored hundreds of scholarly articles, in addition to editing two successful treatment guides: Treating Preschool Children and Treating School Age Children.

REBECCA HALL, BA, is a research assistant in Professor Steiner's lab. She has coauthored four peer-reviewed journal articles and three psychiatric textbook chapters.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 General Principles and Special Problems 1
Ch. 2 Disruptive Behavioral Disorders 43
Ch. 3 Substance Use and Abuse 77
Ch. 4 Depression 153
Ch. 5 Anxiety Disorders 187
Ch. 6 Eating Disorders 223
Ch. 7 Chronic Illness and Somatization 261
Ch. 8 Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders 309
Ch. 9 Psychiatric Trauma and Related Psychopathologies 345
About the Authors 395
Index 401
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