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Eating Disorders

Author : Jessica R. Greene
ISBN : 9780810887749
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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It has been estimated that as many as 15 million people suffer or will suffer from anorexia and bulimia at some point in their lives. Additional statistics suggest that 25 million more suffer from binge eating and other related behaviors. The overwhelming majority of individuals who suffer from eating disorders are girls and young women between the ages of 12 and 25, but young males are not immune to these addictions—and the statistics grow more alarming every year. Eating disorders affect not only those who suffer from them, but family members and friends who feel powerless to help. In Eating Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Jessica R. Greene offers hope for the young women and men who have engaged in these self-destructive urges. In this book, Greene examines the causes and varieties of teen eating disorders and offers advice on how to overcome them. The author looks at how eating disorders are defined, how common they are, and how they are tied into behavioral addictions. In addition to explaining how and why certain people suffer from these compulsions, this book looks at: Social and Cultural Pressures High Risk Groups Myths and Stereotypes Health Repercussions Methods of Prevention Intervention Strategies Treatment Options Recovery Intended to serve as a comprehensive guide, this book also includes a list of resources for teens and their parents. Drawing on input from experts in the field, as well as real-life stories, Eating Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide will help young adults who are struggling with this devastating affliction.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author : Francis Tabone
ISBN : 9781442262423
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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One out of every 68 persons is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In addition, about 1 percent of the world population is afflicted with this condition. There is a vast amount of conjecture surrounding the topic of autism, so it is crucial to make sure relevant and appropriate information is accessible to those living on the spectrum as well as to those closest to them. In Autism: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Francis Tabone provides a comprehensive look at autism spectrum disorder. Designed to help teens and their families gain a social, medical, and historical understanding of ASD, this book addresses the factors that have influenced the treatment of this condition. Featuring stories and quotes from teens and young adults who live with ASD, this book helps readers gain insight into the ASD brain and how it affects individuals. Topics covered in this book include understanding behavioral elements the origins and history of the term “Autism” a neurological look at the various disorders on the spectrum various types of treatment how to interact with a person on the spectrum accomplished people living with a disorder on the spectrum Firmly grounding this subject in facts while providing advice for those affected by ASD—both directly and indirectly—this book will be of interest to young adults of autism as well as to their family members and friends. As a result, readers will better understand how to interact and work with those with ASD as well as gain a broader acceptance of those who may be different. With helpful advice and a list of resources, Autism: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a much needed book for anyone wanting to know more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Chronic Illnesses Syndromes And Rare Disorders

Author : Marlene Targ Brill
ISBN : 9781442251625
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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While medical conditions that affect large populations are familiar to most people, there are lesser-known afflictions that do not get attention simply due to the fewer number of those affected. Literature and online resources about these conditions are not only limited but primarily aimed at adults. Consequently, teens who are susceptible to these disorders are often unable to find information that speaks directly to them, which can prove both frustrating and discouraging. In Chronic Illnesses, Syndromes, and Rare Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Marlene Targ Brill looks at conditions that affect thousands of young adults. Though not quite as common as other medical issues, these afflictions are no less threatening to teens who want to know more. Chapters in this book address Celiac disease Crohn's disease Down syndrome Hemophilia Melanoma Multiple sclerosis Phenylketonuria Sickle cell disease Tourette syndrome In addition to providing specific information about each of these conditions, this book also offers general advice to teens who face medical challenges in general. An invaluable resource for young adults and their families, Chronic Illnesses, Syndromes, and Rare Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide offers hope to the many thousands of people looking for answers.

Sexual Assault

Author : Olivia Ghafoerkhan
ISBN : 9781442252486
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Sexual Assault: The Ultimate Teen Guide offers teens strategies, tool, and resources to help young adults cope with this horrific experience. After looking at the various ways in which sexual violence can be perpetrated, the author discusses myths many teens believe about the subject and outlines ways in which young adults can get the help they need.

Epilepsy

Author : Kathlyn Gay
ISBN : 9781442271722
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 71. 42 MB
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According to recent statistics, at least 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, including more than 5.1 million Americans. Because there are so many different types of epilepsy—each with its own behavioral effects and treatment—it can be overwhelming for teens to handle. They need a reliable resource to guide them as they navigate the challenges of their condition. In Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Kathlyn Gay dispels the myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings about epilepsy and people who have the disorder. The second edition of this book provides up-to-date, positive, factual medical information and advice for young people and their families about how to live a normal life with epilepsy. Topics covered in this book include symptoms of epilepsy signs and factors that precipitate seizures treatment methods medications management strategies Real-life examples from teens who have epilepsy help readers understand how they can participate in normal activities. These teens also offer advice on how to tell friends, dates, teachers, or employers about the condition. Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Second Edition concludes with extensive lists of publications, websites, and organizations to help those with a diagnosis prepare for a hopeful future.

Sexual Decisions

Author : L. Kris Gowen
ISBN : 9781442277847
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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When it comes to sex and relationships, it is often difficult to find reliable information. Yet everyone has questions and needs information on these important topics. Young people should have access to facts in order to make their own decisions about their sexuality and sexual health. In this significantly revised edition of Sexual Decisions: The Ultimate Teen Guide, L. Kris Gowen discusses the choices teens can make regarding sexual activity—from practicing safe sex to abstaining—and how to decide what is right for each individual. Many factors are at work in the decision-making process, but this book helps readers make a decision based on both logic and practicality. Updated topics covered in this book include an overview of human anatomy abstinence vs. safe sex STDs contraceptives communicating with one’s partner intimate partner violence sexual orientation and gender identity social media and sex For teens seeking answers for themselves, this book is a vital resource that includes an additional section for further research. Written without judgment, Sexual Decisions empowers teens to take charge of their bodies, their identities, and their lives.

Pregnancy And Parenting

Author : Jessica Akin
ISBN : 9781442243033
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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More than 900,000 teenage girls face pregnancies each year. Almost all of these pregnancies are unplanned, leaving teen moms and dads unprepared for the emotional, physical, and psychological journey ahead of them. What most parents find as a memorable and positive change in their lives, teens and their families often see as catastrophic and devastating. In Pregnancy and Parenting: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Jessica Akin guides teens through the unique issues and struggles of a life-changing event that can be overwhelming even for a fully mature adult. Once a teen decides what course to take—between parenting, adoption, or abortion—she must deal with the consequences of her decision, often alone, but sometimes with the father-to-be and other family members. Topics covered in this book include breaking the news choosing the next step dealing with judgments and criticism coping with loss co-parenting finishing school life beyond the baby This book is filled with stories from teen mothers and fathers who faced their unplanned pregnancy head on. Written without bias or judgement, Pregnancy and Parenting: The Ultimate Teen Guide emphasizes and encourages teens to empower themselves with knowledge and make the best choices and decisions for their individual futures.

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