Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment

  • Thomas P. Gullotta
  • Robert W. Plant
  • Melanie A. Evans

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas P. Gullotta
      Pages 3-10
    3. Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson, Kathleen Morrissey Pinkerton
      Pages 11-30
    4. Gary W. Peterson, Kevin Ray Bush
      Pages 45-69
    5. Cristina L. Reitz-Krueger, Alison G. Nagel, Lucy A. Guarnera, N. Dickon Reppucci
      Pages 71-84
    6. Thomas L. Sexton, Adam R. Fisher, Clare Graham, Nihal A. Elnahrawy
      Pages 85-104
  3. Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Patricia A. Graczyk, Sucheta D. Connolly
      Pages 107-130
    3. Theresa Kruczek, Stephanie Vitanza
      Pages 131-150
    4. Jenelle Nissley-Tsiopinis, Caroline Krehbiel, Thomas J. Power
      Pages 151-171
    5. Clare Roberts
      Pages 173-191
    6. Jacklynn Fitzgerald, Mani Pavuluri
      Pages 193-208
    7. Daniel J. Reidenberg
      Pages 209-234
    8. Cecilia A. Essau, Bilge Uzun Ozer
      Pages 235-263
    9. Deborah M. Capaldi, J. Mark Eddy
      Pages 265-286
    10. Daniel P. Miller, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
      Pages 287-304
    11. Michael P. Levine, Niva Piran, Karin Jasper
      Pages 305-328
    12. Peter W. Dowrick
      Pages 329-344
    13. Susan Wilczynski, David E. McIntosh, Christopher A. Tullis, Jennifer Cullen, Angie Querim
      Pages 345-360
    14. Emily Kline, Elizabeth C. Thompson, Camille S. Wilson, Sabrina Ereshefsky, Gloria Reeves, Jason Schiffman
      Pages 361-380
  4. Problem Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Elisabeth Bailey, Christopher M. Young
      Pages 383-394
    3. Peter W. Dowrick, Lindsey T. Back, Natalie Crespo Mills
      Pages 395-414
    4. Anja Schultze-Krumbholz, Herbert Scheithauer
      Pages 415-428
    5. Markus Hess, Herbert Scheithauer
      Pages 429-443
    6. Margaret C. Baughman Sladky, David L. Hussey, Daniel J. Flannery, Eric Jefferis
      Pages 445-471
    7. Mark B. Borg Jr.
      Pages 473-494
    8. Carl G. Leukefeld, Katherine R. Marks, William W. Stoops, Brady Reynolds, Clark Lester, Lisa Sanchez et al.
      Pages 495-513
    9. Jill D. Sharkey, Kayleigh L. Hunnicutt, Michael J. Furlong
      Pages 515-537
    10. Tobias Hayer, Mark D. Griffiths
      Pages 539-558
    11. Ashley Brooks-Russell, Vangie A. Foshee, Heathe Luz McNaughton Reyes
      Pages 559-576
    12. JaNelle M. Ricks, Ralph J. DiClemente
      Pages 577-593
    13. Ralph J. DiClemente, JaNelle M. Ricks
      Pages 595-608
    14. Stephanie Vitanza, Shefali Gandhi, Genomary Krigbaum
      Pages 609-630
    15. Margaret S. Andover, Abigail Wren, Heather T. Schatten, Blair W. Morris, Marguerite Y. Shashoua, Caroline S. Holman
      Pages 631-648
    16. Mason G. Haber, Thomas M. LaPorte, Nelson M. Knight
      Pages 649-669
    17. Robert W. Plant
      Pages 671-673
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 675-697

About this book


The Second Edition of the Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems clarifies the current state of treatment and prevention through comprehensive examinations of mental disorders and dysfunctional behaviors as well as the varied forces affecting their development. New or revised chapters offer a basic framework for approaching mental health concerns in youth and provide the latest information on how conditions (e.g., bipolar disorder, suicidality, and OCD) and behaviors (e.g., sex offenses, gang activities, dating violence, and self-harm) manifest in adolescents. Each chapter offers diagnostic guidance, up-to-date findings on prevalence, biological/genetic aspects, risk and resilience factors, and a practical review of prevention and treatment methods. Best-practice recommendations clearly differentiate among what works, what might work, what doesn't work, and what needs further research across modalities, including pharmacotherapy.

Key topics addressed include: 

  • Families and adolescent development.
  • Adolescent mental health and the DSM-5.
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
  • Autism spectrum disorder.
  • Media and technology addiction.
  • School failure versus school success.
  • Bullying and cyberbullying.

The Second Edition of the Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Problems is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians, allied practitioners and professionals, and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, education, pediatrics, psychiatry, social work, school counseling, and public health.


ADHD in adolescents Adolescents and self-inflicted harm Autism in adolescents Biological and genetic influences on adolescent development Bipolar disorder in adolescents Bullying during adolescence CD in adolescents Communication and learning challenges in adolescents DSM-V and adolescent behavioral problems Depression in adolescents Eating disorders in adolescents Emotional abuse and neglect during adolescence Evidence-based interventions for adolescent behavioral problems Family influences on adolescent development Intellectual disabilities in adolescents ODD in adolescents Obesity during adolescence PTSD in adolescents Schizophrenia in adolescents Treatment and prevention of adolescent behavioral problems

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas P. Gullotta
    • 1
  • Robert W. Plant
    • 2
  • Melanie A. Evans
    • 3
  1. 1.Child and Family Agency of Southeastern ConnecticutNew LondonUSA
  2. 2.Value OptionsRocky HillUSA
  3. 3.Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimanticUSA

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