Pediatric Health Care Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Handbook of Adolescent Health Care
edited by
Lawrence S. Neinstein

Handbook of Adolescent Health Care is a condensed, portable version of Dr. Neinstein's best-selling clinical reference, Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition.

In easy-to-scan outline format with numerous tables and treatment algorithms, the handbook presents the most essential clinical information from the larger text.

The 84 chapters cover all the key developmental, medical, reproductive, mental health, substance abuse, and STI issues that occur in adolescents, as well as nutrition and complementary/alternative medicine. This handbook is ideal for pediatric and family practitioners who do not specialize in adolescent medicine and can be used by specialists as a quick reference in the clinical setting.


Section I: General Considerations in Adolescent Care

  1. Normal Physical Growth and Development
  2. Psychosocial Development in Normal Adolescents
  3. Preventive Health Care for Adolescents
  4. Vital Statistics and Injuries
  5. Nutrition

Section II: Endocrine Problems

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

Section III: Cardiovascular Problems

  1. Cardiac Risk Factors and Hyperlipidemia
  2. Systemic Hypertension
  3. Heart Murmurs and Mitral Valve Prolapse

  1. Scoliosis and Kyphosis
  2. Back Pain in the Adolescent
  3. Guidelines for Physical Activity and Sports Participation Section V: Dermatologic Disorders

    1. Acne
    2. Miscellaneous Dermatologic Disorders

    Section VI: Neuroligic Disorders

    1. Epilepsy
    2. Headaches

    Section VII: Genitourinary Disorders

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

    Section VIII: Infectious Diseases

    1. Infectious Respiratory Illnesses
    2. Hepatitis
    3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

    Section IX: Conditions Affecting Nutrition and Weight

    1. Obesity
    2. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

    Section X: Psychosomatic Illnesses and Other Medical Disorders

    1. Psychosomatic Illness in Adolescents
    2. Chronic Abdominal Pain
    3. Chest Pain

    Section XI: Sexuality and Contraception

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

    Section XII: Adolescent Gynecology

    1. Gynecological Examination of the Adolescent Female
    2. Normal Menstrual Physiology
    3. Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome
    4. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
    5. Menstrual Disorders: Amenorrhea and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    6. Pelvic Masses
    7. Pap Smears and Abnormal Cervical Cytology
    8. Vaginitis and Vaginosis
    9. Ectopic Pregnancy and Other Complications of Pregnancy
    10. Galactorrhea
    11. Hirsutism and Virilization
    12. Adolescent Breast Disorders

    Section XIII: Sexually Transmitted Disorders

    1. Overview of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    2. Gonorrhea
    3. Chlamydia Trachomatis
    4. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    5. Syphilis
    6. Herpes Genitalis

    Section XIV: Drug Use and Abuse

    1. Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse
    2. Alcohol
    3. Tobacco
    4. Psychoactive Substances of Abuse Used by Adolescents

    Section XV: Psychosocial Problems and Concerns

    1. Common Concerns of Adolescents and Their Parents
    2. High-Risk and Delinquent Behavior
    3. Youth and Violence
    4. Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Disorders
    5. Suicide
    6. School Problems and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


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    Handbook of Adolescent Health Care
    edited by Lawrence S. Neinstein
    2009 • 811 pages • $67.95 + shipping
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