Designed for quick reference in a busy office, this handbook is a concise, practical guide to everyday clinical problems in adolescent medicine. This ready-reference manual is written by noted experts to provide immediate, authoritative answers to questions about common medical and behavioral problems in teenagers. Numerous tables, bulleted lists, and charts help practitioners find information quickly, and a formulary offers guidance in prescribing for teenagers. Coverage includes every important topic in adolescent gynecology and up-to-date strategies for evaluating and treating obese teenagers. Other key concerns addressed include sports medicine, substance abuse, and adolescent violence and suicide.
Table of Contents
Part I. Growth and Development, 1 Adolescent Growth and Development, 3 Part II. Office Problems, 11 The Office Visit, 13 Part III. Common Medical Problems, 23 Headache, 25 Seizures, 33 Syncope, 37 Common Respiratory Infections, 40 Asthma, 47 Acne, 53 Infectious Mononucleosis, 63 Chronic Fatigue, 70 Hepatitis, 74 Abdominal Pain, 82 Musculoskeletal Problems, 85 Urinary Tract Infection, 97 Diabetes Mellitus, 104 Thyroid Disease, 114 Hypertension, 123 Obesity, 130 Part IV. Common Behavioral Problems, 139 Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, 141 Substance Abuse, 147 Adolescent Tobacco Use, 163 Eating Disorders, 172 Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 177 Psychosomatic Problems in Adolescence, 189 Adolescent Violence and Suicide, 199 Part V. Reproductive Health, 209 Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health, 211 Sexually Transmitted Infections, 244 Part VI. Sports Medicine, 261 Sports Medicine, 263 Part VII. Common Legal Issues, 285 Legal Issues, 287 Part VIII. Appendix: Commonly Prescribed Medications, 293 Index, 313