Disease Prevention in Adolescence
Prevention efforts with adolescents are not a new endeavor and actually have a long history within the scientific literature. In this chapter a historical perspective on adolescent prevention programs is provided; the parallel between medical prevention efforts and behavioral health prevention efforts is discussed; the literature on prevention programs aimed at reducing sexual risk, substance use, obesity, suicide, and severe behavioral problems is reviewed; and the fiscal aspects of prevention programs are discussed.
KeywordsObesity Hepatitis Depression Schizophrenia Arena
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