Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Current Strategies and Future Trends

  • Alessandro Pingitore
  • Francesca Mastorci
  • Cristina Vassalle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Primordial Prevention: General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Morena Lari, Irene Traghella, Cristina Vassalle
      Pages 3-18
    3. Francesca Mastorci, Jacopo Agrimi
      Pages 19-34
    4. María Rodriguez-Ayllon, Fernando Estévez-López, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Luis Gracia-Marco, David R. Lubans, Francisco B. Ortega et al.
      Pages 35-73
    5. Iris Iglesia, Alba Maria Santaliestra-Pasías, Luis Alberto Moreno Aznar
      Pages 75-89
  3. Adolescents’ Mental Health and Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-108
    2. Veronica Mariotti, Sara Palumbo, Silvia Pellegrini
      Pages 109-129
    3. Juste Buneviciute, Jasmine Tatum, Genevieve J. Yang, Timothy R. Rice
      Pages 131-151
    4. Andrea Zaccaro, Ciro Conversano, Elisa Lai, Angelo Gemignani
      Pages 153-166
  4. Adolescence and the Social Determinants of Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-204
    2. Floriana Battaglia, Lucio Bontempelli
      Pages 231-241
    3. Marta Pozzi, Mario Becciu, Anna Rita Colasanti
      Pages 243-269
  5. The Digital Era in Adolescent’s Health and Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Cesare Porcelli, Angela Palumbo
      Pages 273-284
    3. Ada Potenza, Pierpaolo Di Bitonto, Antonio Ulloa Severino
      Pages 285-309
    4. Alessandro Pingitore, Luca Bastiani, Cristina Doveri, Gabriele Trivellini, Francesca Mastorci
      Pages 327-343
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 345-352

About this book


This book presents a detailed and updated review of the widespread changes that take place during adolescence, adopting a preventive perspective that reflects physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes. It addresses a broad range of aspects, including: the preventive programs and their systemic effects; the role of environment in influencing the healthy behaviors of adolescents and young adults; the use of e-Health technology in health and behavioral interventions for adolescents; and the clinical and prognostic implications of primordial prevention in healthy adolescents. All of these elements are subsequently reviewed using a multidimensional approach, in order to offer extensive information on the complex changes that characterize adolescents’ physiological, psychological, and neurobiological development.

In addition, the book depicts the preventive strategies currently used in various social settings (school, family, sport club, health policies) aimed not only at reducing lifestyle risk behaviors, but also at improving resilience, happiness, social involvement, self-esteem, and sociability. This update is essential in the light of the fact that, to date, prevention has mainly been directed towards adolescents with physical or mental disorders rather than their healthy peers. As such, the book offers a valuable tool for pediatricians, child and adolescents psychiatrists, and for all professionals involved in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.


Primordial prevention health Neurodevelopment emotion Life style social environment Cognitive abilities e-health technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Pingitore
    • 1
  • Francesca Mastorci
    • 2
  • Cristina Vassalle
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinical Physiology Institute, CNR, Via Moruzzi 1PisaItaly
  2. 2.Clinical Physiology Institute, CNR, Via Moruzzi 1PisaItaly
  3. 3.Fondazione G. Monasterio, Via Moruzzi 1PisaItaly

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