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Depression

Author : Tina P. Schwartz
ISBN : 9780810883888
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Nearly one in six people will develop major depression, and teens are just as susceptible as adults—if not more so. Serious depression afflicts more than two million teenagers each year in the United States alone, but it can often be difficult for teens to recognize their ailment and get help. Clearly, teens with depression are not alone, and it is important that they realize the condition does not have to be “forever” but is something they can work toward overcoming. In Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Tina P. Schwartz helps teens and young adults learn how to deal with this often debilitating affliction. Throughout the book, teens tell their personal stories of living with depression and other mood disorders, describe what treatments were successful and what were not, and share how they are coping today. Topics covered in this book include warning signs and symptoms internal and external triggers coping mechanisms stigmas of mental health issues preserving relationships helping a sibling, parent, or friend who suffers from depression Aimed to support teens and young adults who might otherwise feel helpless and hopeless about their situation, Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource. This book will benefit not only teens dealing with depression but also their family and friends.

Body Image And Appearance

Author : Kathlyn Gay
ISBN : 9780810866454
Genre : Education
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Examines teen self-perception and attitudes about appearance, including articles discussing bodybuilding, plastic surgery, disabilities, height, and discrimination.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author : Natalie Rompella
ISBN : 0810867206
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder strikes one in fifty adults. However, the disorder often remains untreated in young adults, despite advances in diagnostics. Though so many people suffer from OCD, very few seek professional help. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide helps teens understand OCD in greater detail. The guide explains different forms of OCD (checking, cleaning, scrupulosity) and related disorders (such as Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, and Asperger's Disorder). Author Natalie Rompella voices many common concerns teens have when confronted with OCD, including how to deal with school, work, and friends. The book also discusses uncomfortable topics, such as obsessions with sexuality and other unwanted thoughts. The book features insights from teens who suffer from OCD, letting others know they are not alone. The book also encourages teens to seek help through treatment and provides details of different treatment options.

Medications

Author : Cheryl Gerson Tuttle
ISBN : 0810849054
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An information guide to the most common medical conditions that adolescents face today and the medications commonly prescribed to treat those conditions. Seeks to enable young people to be more involved in the medication decisions related to their care, making them aware of the choices open to them as well as the associated benefits and risks that accompany the use of the drugs. Provides basic informative descriptions for anyone interested in knowing more about over-the-counter and prescription medications.

Self Injury

Author : Judy Dodge Cummings
ISBN : 9781442246683
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 39. 16 MB
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Life as a teenager can be tough. Pressures from school, expectations from parents, fitting in with peers, and facing self-doubt are just a few things that can weigh heavily on a teen’s shoulders. While some young adults seem to thrive on adversity, others wilt under the strain and opt for less productive means of coping. Millions of American teenagers and college students deliberately injure themselves as a way of handling stress. They cut, burn, break, and poison their bodies, seeking physical pain as a means to avoid emotional pain. In Self-Injury: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Judy Dodge Cummings tackles this serious subject, offering hope for young adults everywhere. In this book, Cummings defines self-injury as it is understood by the medical community and examines the causes of self-harm. The author shares the stories of several young women and men to help explain what types of people are most affected by this disorder. Topics covered in this book include Who is most prone to self-injury Internal and external triggers to self-harm The impact of social media and the Internet on this issue Obvious and subtle signs of self-harm Coping mechanisms Resources for individuals Aimed at teens who need to find healthier ways to handle the pressures of everyday life, this book will also assist friends and families who want to help their loved ones. Weaved throughout the chapters are first-person accounts of teens who intentionally hurt themselves, and their stories will help others understand they are not alone. Providing paths to recovery, Self-Injury: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to break free from self-destructive behavior.

Food Choices

Author : Robin F. Brancato
ISBN : 0810869780
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 86. 86 MB
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There are a host of books on dieting, nutrition, cooking, and all other areas related to food, yet books targeted to teens tend to emphasize weight and the dangers of unhealthy eating. Food Choices: The Ultimate Teen Guide provides teens with a new look at food and eating. In this book, author Robin Brancato chooses not to dwell on food-related pathologies like anorexia, bulimia, or obesity. Instead, she guides teens into a greater knowledge and enjoyment of food and healthy eating. This book discusses numerous topics related to food and eating, including the biological and chemical reasons we prefer certain foods and the eating habits that are unique to teens today. This book also covers the latest medical research, the vast amount of literature on weight loss and dieting, and the cultural influences that affect what food we eat. Throughout, teens are presented with the best tips on how to develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime of enjoying food.

Sports

Author : Gail Fay
ISBN : 9780810882171
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Offers high school students information on choosing a sport to play, balancing life as a student-athlete, dealing with competition, improving performance, preventing injuries, training in the off-season, and playing in college.

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