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Young People and Mental Health

Peter Aggleton (Editor), Jane Hurry (Editor), Ian Warwick (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-97678-3
236 pages
April 2000
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Mental health problems and disorders among adolescents are an increasingly endemic problem, causing anxiety and distress for young people themselves, challenges for the health care professional, social worker, teachers and parents, and demands on the managed care system. This is the only book of its kind to offer a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to this topical and rapidly developing field.
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Introduction (J. Hurry, et al.).


Young People and Alcohol Use (M. Plant).

Young People and Drugs (J. Davies).

Emotional Disorders in Young People (J. Pearce).

Eating Disorders (A. Karwautz J. Treasure).

Serious Antisocial Behaviour (S. Bailey).

Youth Suicide and Deliberate Self-harm (M. Kerfoot).


Sexuality and Mental Health Promotion: Lesbian and Gay Young People (I. Warwick, et al.).

Young People with Learning Difficulties (J. Corbett).


The Mental Health of 'Looked After' Young People (J. Koprowska M. Stein).

Young People, Mental Health and Homelessness (D. Lilley).

Bullying and Harassment in and out of School (D. Thompson).

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"This book is a welcome addition to an increasing literature on what is a broad subject." (Community Care)

"...a helpful review of risk and protective factors, and of preventative strategies." (Adoption Fostering, Vol 24/2, 2000)

"the book can be recommended for youth workers in the field of health, education and social work..." (International Jnl. of Adolesc. Med. Health, Vol 12/1, 2000)

"I recommend this book to anyone working with young people and urge you not just to read about your particular interests but to gain from the whole...." (British Journal of Guidance Counselling, Vol 29/2, 2001)

"...straightforward, accessible guide..thought provoking and informative..." (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, April 2001)

“…serious and scholarly…a valuable resource…” (Metapsychology online 21/06/04)

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