Chapter 15. Adolescent Health

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. Susan Sawyer MBBS, MD, FRACP Director Chair of Adolescent Health1,6

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch15

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Sawyer, S. (2009) Adolescent Health, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Adolescent Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • adolescent health;
  • chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS);
  • depression, deliberate self-harm and suicide;
  • violence in young people and emergency restraint;
  • anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in early to mid-teens;
  • bulimia nervosa, loss of control of eating;
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical approach to adolescents

  • Young people with chronic diseases and disabilities

  • Adolescent mental health

  • The violent young person and emergency restraint

  • Eating disorders

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome