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Young People and Mental Health

Young People and Mental Health

Peter Aggleton (Editor), Jane Hurry (Editor), Ian Warwick (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-97678-3

Apr 2000

236 pages

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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.

About the Authors vii

1 Introduction 1
Jane Hurry, Peter Aggleton, and Ian Warwick

2 Young People and Alcohol Use 13
Martin Plant

3 Young People and Drugs 29
John B. Davies

4 Emotional Disorders in Young People 47
John Pearce

5 Eating Disorders 73
Andreas Karwautz and Janet Treasure

6 Serious Antisocial Behavior 91
Sue Bailey

7 Youth Suicide and Deliberate Self-harm 111
Michael Kerfoot

II Special Groups and Special Needs

8 Sexuality and Mental Health Promotion: Lesbian and Gay Young People 131
Ian Warwick, Christine Oliver, and Peter Aggleton

9 Young People with Learning Difficulties 147
Jenny Corbett

III Special Contexts and Settings

10 The Mental Health of “Looked After” Young People 165
Juliet Koprowska and Mike Stein

11 Young People, Mental Health and Homelessness 183
Davina Lilley

12 Bullying and Harassment in and out of School 197
David A. Thompson

Index 211

"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)