Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment presents a comprehensive review of information on adolescent addiction, including prevalence and co-morbidity rates, risk factors to addiction, and prevention and treatment strategies. Unlike other books that may focus on one specific addiction, this book covers a wide range of addictions in adolescents, including alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, eating, gambling, internet and video games, and sex addiction. Organized into three sections, the book begins with the classification and assessment of adolescent addiction. Section two has one chapter each on the aforementioned addictions, discussing for each the definition, epidemiology, risk factors, co-morbidity, course and outcome, and prevention and intervention. Section three discusses the assessment and treatment of co-morbid conditions in greater detail as well as the social and political implications of adolescent addictions.
Intended to be of practical use to clinicians treating adolescent addiction, the book contains a wealth of information that will be of use to the researcher as well. Contributors to the book represent the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia.
About the Editor: Cecilia A. Essau is professor of developmental psychopathology at Roehampton University in London, UK. Specializing in child and adolescent psychopathology, she has been an author or editor of 12 previous books in child psychopathology and is author of over 100 research articles and book chapters in this area.
- Comprehensive with the state-of-the-art information on important and the most common adolescent addiction
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Editor: Cecilia A. Essau
Roehampton University, London
Table of Contents
Preface Cecilia A. Essau
Part 1. General Issues
Chapter 1. Foundations of Addictive Problems: Developmental, Social and Neurobiological Factors
Michele Preyde & Gerald Adams
Chapter 2. Classification and Assessment of Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents
Ty A. Ridenour, Bethany C. Bray, Heather S. Scott, & Linda B. Cottler
Part II. Specific Adolescent Addiction
Chapter 3. Alcohol Use, Abuse and Dependence
Cecilia A. Essau & Delyse Hutchinson
Chapter 4. Cannabis Abuse and Dependence
Wayne Hall, Louisa Degenhardt, & George Patton
Chapter 5. Tobacco Use and Dependence
Judith S. Brook, Kerstin Pahl, & David W. Brook
Chapter 6. Eating Addiction
David H. Gleaves & Janet D. Carter
Chapter 7. Gambling Practices among Youth: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment
Rina Gupta & Jeffrey L. Derevensky
Chapter 8. Internet and Video-game Addiction
Chapter 9. Teen Sexual Addiction
Part III. Epilogue
Chapter 10. Comorbidity of Addictive Problems: Assessment and Treatment Implications
Cecilia A. Essau
Chapter 11. Social and Political Implications
Cecilia A. Essau is a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Roehampton, UK where she is Director of Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CARACAW). She received her PhD from the University of Konstanz (Germany), and her "Habilitation in Psychology (qualification for tenure-track professorships in Germany) from the University of Bremen (Germany). She is the first Iban woman to have received a PhD.
Professor Essau has Visiting Chairs at numerous universities, including the Norman Munn Distinguished Visiting Scholar from Flinders University, and the Florey Medical Research Foundation Mental Health Visiting Professor from the University of Adelaide, Australia. In 2011, she was made Fellow of the British Psychological Society in recognition of her contribution to the field of Psychology. She is also Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Her research focuses on understanding factors that can lead young people to have serious emotional and behavioural problems and using this research to both enhance the assessment of childhood and adolescent psychopathology, and design more effective interventions to prevent and treat such problems. She is the author of 222 articles, and is the author/editor of 20 books in the area of youth mental health.
Paul graduated from the University of Adelaide with degrees in Arts, Commerce and Economics and a PhD in psychology. He has published extensively in several areas, including the psychology of gambling, child protection and child welfare and applied cognition. He has over 300 publications in these areas including over 220 national and international refereed journal articles. His recent research interests in addiction have related to: the cross-over between gambling and gaming; the relationship between clinical co-morbidity and problem gambling; gambling-harm; the psychology of gaming machines and the behavioural indicators of problem gambling and harm.