For those providing care and support to individuals with mental illness, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information and connects readers to many sources of support. The Adolescent Mental Health Handbook & Resource Guide offers statistics, both national and state, as well as discussions about prevention, treatment, and outcomes. It includes details on the major types of mental health issues that commonly affect adolescents, including generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and substance abuse and misuse.
- Studies & Statistics About Adolescent Mental Health: This four-color section is more than 300 pages and includes detailed reports, maps, graphs and tables from sources such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. Coverage is current, comprehensive, and discusses the prevalence of mental illness in adolescents, causes, treatments, and co-existing conditions.
- Adolescent Mental Health Resources: This section includes information on mental health generally, as it applies to adolescents. An informative description is given, followed by a variety of resources for patients, their families and caregivers.
- Common Conditions: This section details numerous specific mental health conditions that commonly affect adolescents, with detailed descriptions on each condition and informative resources for readers.
- Additional sections include a Glossary, Entry Index, and Geographic Index.
The Adolescent Mental Health Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care collections, providing information crucial to adolescent sufferers of mental health issues, their broader support network, case workers, social workers, and other health care providers.