Young Adult Mental Health

Young Adult Mental Health

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The years between 18 and 29 have become an extended period of development between adolescence and middle adulthood; young adulthood is a time of many new personal, social, and cultural pressures. Risk-taking behaviors, including substance use, typically peak during this time period in part due to neurbiological development, identity exploration, and social interactions, and most major psychiatric disorders develop during young adulthood. Young Adult Mental Health will provide researchers and clinicians in the United States and elsewhere with a clear understanding of the developmental, clinical, and socio-cultural features of mental health unique to young adults, and how this developmental period influences critical assessment and treatment. Bringing together leading experts from psychology and psychiatry, the book surveys how major developmental milestones such as marriage and childrearing influence mental health and well-being among young adults, and the ways in which psychiatric disorders may present differently in this age group.
It also reviews the conceptual and assessment challenges, phenomenology, and appropriate pharmacological and behavioral treatments of the many psychiatric difficulties faced by young adults. Finally, the book examines current research on mental health issues in young adults and reviews the strengths of the evidence, providing mental health professionals with a thorough grasp of mental health issues that will allow them to talk intelligently and informatively with young adults and to make well-informed assessment and treatment decisions based on the unique needs of this age group. Young Adult Mental Health is an essential resource for psychiatrists and psychologists who treat young adults. It will also be useful to researchers in various areas of mental health, and to scientists who are interested in issues of age and development.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 182.88 x 256.54 x 25.4mm | 952.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195332717
  • 9780195332711
  • 1,756,561

About Jon E. Grant

Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Impulsive Compulsive Disorders Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical School. An author of over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications, Dr. Grant serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gambling Studies. Marc N. Potenza, PHD, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neurobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine where he is Director of the Problem Gambling Clinic, the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, and the Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale, and Director of Neuroimaging for the VISN1 MIRECC of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
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This book offers a very detailed but well-written exploration of the developmental issues, available evidence, and treatment of psychiatric issues of young adults. * Doody's Notes *
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Table of contents

Introduction, Jon E. Grant and Marc N. Potenza ; 1. Developemnt in the Transition to Adulthood: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities, Keith B. Burt and Ann S. Masten ; 2. Adolescence: On the Neural Path to Adulthood-Anatomy, Connectivity, and Ontogeny of the Nodes of the Triadic Model, Monique Ernst and Julie Fudge ; 3. Risk-taking Behaviors Across the Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood, Elizabeth K. Reynolds, Jessica Magidson, Linda Mayes, and C.W. Lejuez ; 4. Impact of Childhood Mental Health Problems, Leslie A. Hulvershorn, Craig A. Erickson, and R. Andrew Chambers ; 5. College and Career, Jessica M. Cronce and William R. Corbin ; 6. The Mental Health of Yougn Adults: A Gender-Informed Perspective; The Trajectory from Childhood to Young Adulthood: Stumbling Blocks of Emotional Dysfunction and Pathways to Healthy Resilience-A "Modern" Approach, William S. Pollack ; 7. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations in Young Adult Mental Health, Declan T. Barry and Mark Beitel ; 8. Body Image, Jennifer L. Greenberg, Sherrie S. Delinsky, Hannah E. Reese, Ulrike Buhlmann, and Sabine Wilhelm ; 9. Coping with Stress and Trauma in Young Adulthood, Scott M. Hyman, Steven N. Gold, and Rajita Sinha ; 10. Intimate Romantic Relationships in Young Adulthood: A Bio-developmental Perspective, Beth A. Auslander and Susan L. Rosenthal&R ; 11. Marriage in Young Adulthood, Hui Liu, Sinikka Elliott, and Debra Umberson ; 12. Developmental Pathways to Parenting, Thomas J. McMahon ; 13. Barriers to Mental Health Service Use in Young Adulthood, Deborah A. Perlick, Yariv Hofstein, and Lesley A. Michael ; 14. Psychiatric Disorders in Young Adults: Depression Assessment and Treatment, Carlos A. Zarate, Jr. ; 15. Anxiety Disorders, Brian L. Odlaug, Waqar Mahmud, Andrew Goddard, and Jon E. Grant ; 16. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Young Adults, Maria C. Mancebo, Jane Eisen, and Steven A. Rasmussen ; 17. Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence, Andrew K. Littlefield and Kennet J. Sher ; 18. Alcohol Use Disorders in Young Adulthood, Andrew K. Littlefield and Kenneth J. Sher ; 19. Drug Use Disorders among Young Adults: Evaluation and Treatment, Edward V. Nunes ; 20. Impulse Control Disorders, Jon E. Grant and Marc N. Potenza ; 21. ADHD in Young Adults, Joel V. Oberstar and George M. Realmuto ; 22. Schizophrenia in Adolescents and Young Adults, Afshan Anjum, Priyanka Gait, Kathryn Cullen, and Tonya White ; 23. Bipolar Disorder in Early Adulthood: Clinical Challenges and Emerging Evidence, Alan C. Swann and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. ; 24. Eating Disorders in Young Adults, Scott J. Crow ; 25. Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Noha F. Minshawi, Naomi B. Swiezy, Stacie Pozdol, Melissa Stuart, and Christopher J. McDougle ; 26. Personality Disorders, Donald W. Black and Nancee Blum ; Index
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