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Editors: Joav Merrick, Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel and Hatim A. Omar, Director of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parent Programs, Kentucky Clinic, Univ. of Kentucky)
Book Description:
In the Western World the leading causes of mortality continue to be accidents, homicide, suicide, sexually transmitted infections, eating disorders and teen pregnancy. All are preventable yet they continue to happen. This book is a collaboration among many clinicians and researchers and addressing these issues by having discussions on various aspects of adolescent behaviors, parenting and educating adolescents from different countries and different cultures.

Table of Contents:
Adolescent Behavior Research


Chapter 1 - Parental control and Chinese adolescents in the context of a positive youth development programs in Hong Kong; pp. 5-19 (Daniel T.L Shek, Div. of Neuroscience, Depy.of Psychiatry, Columbia Univ., New York, U.S and Tak Yan Lee, Affiliation, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC)

Chapter 2 - Parent- adolescent Relationships;
pp. 21-30
(Hatim A Omar and Joav Merrick)


Chapter 3 - A review of risk factors for adolescent suicidal behavior; pp. 33-42
(Bruce D Kirkcaldy, , FBPsS, Freiherr von Stein Strasse 19, D-40595 Dusseldorf, Germany, Georg R Siefen, Affiliation, Dipl Psychol, Westfalia Clinic for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Moshe Schein, Hadassah Hebrew Univ. Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 4 - Suicidal behavior, alcohol and adolescence;
pp. 43-52
(Leo Sher, Division of Neuroscience, Dept of Psychiatry, Columbia Univ. NY, U.S. and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 5 - Adolescence and hopelessness. Experiences from Hong Kong; pp. 53-64
(Daniel T.L Shek and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 6 - Suicidal behavior among Arab adolescents; pp. 65-71 (Mohammed Morad, Clalit Health Services Shatal Clinic, Rehov Similanski 79, IL-84223 Beer Sheva, Israel, Efrat Merrick, Affiliation, National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development, Office of the Medical Director and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 7 - Suicidal behavior in adolescents with inteectual disability; pp. 73-78
(Joav Merrick, Efrat Merrick, Mohammed Morad and Isack Kandel,Maaleh Shomron, ILev Shomron, Israel)

Chapter 8 - Youth suicide prevention; pp. 79-82 (Hatim A Omar and Joav Merrick)


Chapter 9 - Lifestyle and sexual behaviors in adolescence. Experiences from Canada; pp. 85-94
(Frank Mo, Affiliation, Centre for Chronic Disease, Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 1B4, Thomas Wong, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario, K1A 0L2 Canada and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 10 - Sexual activity and the social context; pp. 95-106
(Maria José Carvalho Sant’Anna, Julia Kerr Catunda, Kepler Alencar Mendes Carvalho, Veronica Coates and Hatim A Omar)

Chapter 11 - School Sex Education; pp. 107-114
(Hatim A Omar and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 12 - Adolescents and puberty;
pp. 115-120
(Hatim A Omar and Joav Merrick)


Chapter 13 - Obesity and physical activity in adolescence. Experience from Kentucky; pp. 123-126
(Hatim A Omar and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 14 - Physical activity, self-related health and complaints in adolescents; pp. 127-136
(Marie Alricsson, Bodil J. Landstad)

Chapter 15 - Weight control behavior among adolescents in the United States; pp. 137-147
(Kathleen S. Talamayan, Andrew E. Springer, Steven H. Kelder, Emmanuel C. Gorospe and Karen A. Joye)

Chapter 16 - Canadian adolescents and physical inactivity;
pp. 149-156
(Frank Mo, Michelle Turner, Daniel Krewski and Fan D Mo)


Chapter 17 - Maternal and adolescent depression related to smoking; pp. 159-170
(Judy van de Venne, Kay Bradford, Catherine Martin, Megan Cox, and Hatim A Omar)


Chapter 18 - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder pubertal changes; pp. 173-178
(Catherine A Martin, Greg Guenthner, Christopher Bingcang, W. Jackson Smith, Thomas Curry, Hatim A. Omar, Mary Kay Rayens and Thomas H. Kelly)


Chapter 19 - Adolescent with Crhonic Physical Conditions: Peer Victimization in Relation to School Absenteeism and Appearance;
pp. 181-192
(Rosalyn H. Shute)


Chapter 20 - Eating Disordesr; pp. 195-208
(Bruce David Kirkcaldy, Georg R. Siefen and Joav Merrick)


Chapter 21 - Preventive Adolescent Health Care in Family Practice; pp. 211-220
(Barry Knishkowwy, Moshe Schein, Alexander Kiderman. Aliza Velber, Richard Edman and Jonh Yaphe)

Chapter 22 - South Africa Adolescent and Primary Health Care;
pp. 221-229
(Magdalena S. Richter and Vivian Mfolo)

About the Editors

About the Authors

About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel


      Health and Human Development (Joav Merrick - Series Editor - Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-649-8
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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