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Adolescent Health Care
A Practical Guide
Fifth edition
edited by
Lawrence S. Neinstein

Established for over twenty years as the "bible" of adolescent medicine, Adolescent Health Care is now in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition.

This practical, easy-to-use guide is a staple in health care facilities that treat adolescents, is widely used for board preparation, and is recommended by the American College of Physicians for their internal medicine library.

New to this edition:

  • The substance abuse section has been completely reorganized
  • New chapters cover psychosomatic illness and complementary medicine
  • Each chapter lists Websites where professionals, teenagers, and parents can find up-to-the-minute information


General Considerations in Adolescent Care

  1. Normal Physical Growth and Development
  2. Psychosocial Development in Normal Adolescents
  3. The Office Visit, Interview Techniques and Recommendations to Parents
  4. Preventive Healthcare for the Adolescent
  5. Vital Statistics and Injuries
  6. Nutrition
  7. Understanding Legal Aspects of Care

Endocrine Problems

  1. Abnormal Growth & Development
  2. Thyroid Disease in Adolescents
  3. Diabetes Mellitus
  4. Gynecomastia

Cardiovascular Problems

  1. Cardiac Risk Factors and Hyperlipidemia
  2. Hypertension
  3. Heart Murmurs including MVP

Orthopedic Problems

  1. Scoliosis and Kyphosis
  2. Common Orthopedic Problems
  3. Back Pain
  4. Guidelines in Sports Medicine

Dermatologic Disorders

  1. Acne
  2. Miscellaneous Dermatologic Disorders

Neurological Disorders

  1. Epilepsy
  2. Headaches
  3. Syncope and Vertigo
  4. Sleep Disorders

Genitourinary Disorders

  1. Genitourinary Tract Disorders
  2. Enuresis
  3. Asymptomatic Proteinuria and Hematuria
  4. Scrotal Disorders

Infectious Diseases

  1. Infectious Mononucleosis & Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
  2. Hepatitis
  3. HIV Infections & AIDS

Conditions Affecting Nutrition and Weight

  1. Obesity
  2. Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia Nervosa

Psychosomatic Illnesses and Other Medical Disorders

  1. Psychosomatic Illnesses in Adolescents
  2. Fatigue
  3. Chronic Abdominal Pain
  4. Chest Pain
  5. Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Sexuality and Contraception

  1. Adolescent Sexuality
  2. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Adolescents
  3. Teen Pregnancy
  4. Contraception
  5. Combination Hormonal Contraceptives
  6. Intrauterine Contraception
  7. Barrier Contraceptives
  8. Emergency Contraception
  9. Long-Acting Progestins

Adolescent Gynecology

  1. Gynecological Examination
  2. Normal Menstrual Physiology
  3. Dysmenorrhea
  4. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
  5. Amenorrhea and PCO
  6. Pelvic Masses
  7. Abnormal Pap Smear
  8. Vaginitis and Vaginosis
  9. Ectopic Pregnancy and Other Pregnancy Complications
  10. Galactorrhea
  11. Hirsutism and Virilization
  12. Breast Disorders

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  1. Overview of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  2. Gonorrhea
  3. Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections
  4. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  5. Syphilis
  6. Herpes Genitalis
  7. HPV and Anogenital Warts
  8. Other STIs including Genital Ulcers, Pediculosis, Scabies and Molluscum

Drug Use and Abuse

  1. Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse
  2. Alcohol
  3. Tobacco
  4. Psychoactive Substances of Abuse Used by Adolescents
  5. Laboratory Testing of Substances of Abuse
  6. Office Management of Substances of Use & Abuse
  7. Intensive Drug Treatment

Psychosocial problems and Concerns

  1. Common Concerns of Adolescents and Their Parents
  2. High-Risk and Out-of-Control Behavior
  3. Youth Violence
  4. Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  5. Suicide
  6. School Problems
  7. Sexual Assault and Victimization
  8. Chronic Illness in the Adolescent
  9. Herbal Medications and Complementary Medicine
  10. Overview of College Health


Also available:
Handbook of Adolescent Health Care

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Adolescent Health Care
A Practical Guide
Fifth edition
edited by Lawrence S. Neinstein

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