Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment

  • Thomas P. Gullotta
  • Gerald R. Adams

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerald R. Adams
      Pages 3-16
    3. Thomas P. Gullotta
      Pages 17-25
    4. Gary W. Peterson
      Pages 27-55
    5. Jill Antonishak, Erin L. Sutfin, N. Dickon Reppucci
      Pages 57-78
    6. Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson, Kathleen M. Morrissey
      Pages 79-100
    7. Thomas L. Sexton, Lynn Gilman, Christine Johnson—Erickson
      Pages 101-128
  3. Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Patricia A. Graczyk, Sucheta D. Connolly, Feyza Corapci
      Pages 131-157
    3. Melinda Corwin, Kirti N. Kanitkar, Adam Schwebach, Miriam Mulsow
      Pages 159-183
    4. Mani N. Pavuluri, Michael W. Naylor, John A. Sweeney
      Pages 185-204
    5. Clare Roberts, Brian Bishop
      Pages 205-230
    6. John Kalafat
      Pages 231-254
    7. Andre P. Bessette
      Pages 255-282
    8. Deborah M. Capaldi, J. Mark Eddy
      Pages 283-308
    9. Raymond W. DuCharme, Kathleen A. McGrady
      Pages 309-329
    10. Theresa Kruczek, Jill R. Salsman, Stephanie Vitanza
      Pages 331-350
    11. Judy A. McCown
      Pages 351-361
    12. Michael P. Levine, Niva Piran
      Pages 363-386

About this book


As we enter the new millennium, promoting sound mental health and positive behavior of adolescents has undeniably taken on greater significance than ever before. To that end, more and more research is confirming what many have suspected for years: environment and community surroundings have a major affect on an adolescent’s well-being and overall mental health. And because no single causal agent triggers teenage pathology—and no one-size-fits-all treatment is available—the Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Problems offers a comprehensive and integrative biopsychosocial approach to effective practice.

This volume examines not only the psychological and genetic factors underlying dysfunction, it also explores the critical roles that family members, peers, and the larger community play in an adolescent’s life. It offers current interdisciplinary perspectives on adolescent development, both functional and pathological, and provides coverage that is clear, accessible, and practical on such topics as:

  • Major disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, developmental delays, and conduct disorders.
  • Behavior problems, such as substance abuse, sexual offenses, teen pregnancy, school failure, gambling, and gang violence.
  • Best practices, reviewing what works (i.e., interventions that have been rigorously validated), what might work (i.e., those in need of further study), and what doesn’t work.
  • Residential interventions as well as community treatment.
  • Risk and resiliency factors.
  • Ongoing and emerging pharmaceutical issues.

Each chapter focuses on a specific behavior or disorder and is formatted to help readers quickly locate needed information.

The Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Problems provides a solid foundation for understanding the adolescent experience and the influence of the family and community as well as much-needed information on the development of evidence-based practices. It is designed to be a one-stop reference for anyone working with adolescents—developmental psychologists, clinical and school psychologists, and education specialists as well as for graduate students in these areas.


Adolescent Development Bipolar Disorder Conduct Depression ODD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Prevention Treatment anxiety attention attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) development hyperactivity suicide

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas P. Gullotta
    • 1
  • Gerald R. Adams
    • 2
  1. 1.Child and Family Agency of Southeastern ConnecticutNew London
  2. 2.Department of Family Relations and Applied NutritionUniversity of GulephOntarioCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b102865
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23845-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23846-3
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