Special Issue "Addressing Adolescents’ Health Care Needs - Missing Opportunities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2023) | Viewed by 12018
2. MSc Program "Strategies of Developmental and Adolescent Health", School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15772 Athens, Greece
Interests: public health; health promotion; adolescent health; adolescent health services; youth-friendly services; psychosocial health; sexual health; eating disorders; overweight and obesity internet addiction; bullying; cyberbullying; academic students’ health; well-being and positive youth development
Interests: epidemiology; public health; health promotion; prevention of chronic diseases
Interests: adolescent health; adolescent development; child development; developmental health; learning difficulties; ADHD; autism spectrum disorder; internet addiction; sexual health; gender dysphoria and sexual orientation; eating disorders; overweight and obesity; family counseling and support; social emotional empowerment; psychoeducation; psychosocial health; adolescent health services; transition services; youth friendly services; pediatric and adolescent gynecology; contraception; school refusal; COVID-19 pandemic
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Special Issue in Children: New Trends in Adolescent Health and Development
Special Issue in Pediatric Reports: Mental Health and Psychiatric Disorders of Children and Adolescents
Adolescence is a central developmental stage that constitutes the major transition between childhood and adulthood. As significant physical, psychological, and behavioral changes occur during this period, adolescents require a variety of preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services that can respond to their diverse medical and psycho-social health problems. Triggered by biological, social, and cognitive changes, adolescents tend to be more susceptible to risk-taking behaviors, which are a major source of morbidity and mortality and also contribute to poor health outcomes in adulthood.
The need to improve adolescent physical and mental health has become a priority issue worldwide. Providing quality health care for adolescents requires services delivered in a multi-disciplinary setting by health providers who are well trained and sensitive to their developmental needs. While young people develop behavioral and health habits that they will carry during adulthood, a balance must be established between providing clinical services and health promotion activities for adolescents.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight the special health needs and effective health care programs suitable not only for use in the prevention of adolescents’ high-risk behaviors but also in addressing particular aspects of their health, such as chronic conditions, transition services, mental health, sexual and reproductive issues, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, vaccinations, substance use and abuse, violence, injuries, nutrition and exercise, eating disorders, internet addiction, etc.
We look forward to your contribution. Both reviews and original research articles (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods studies) related to this topic are welcome.
Dr. Elisabeth Andrie
Dr. Areti Lagiou
Dr. Artemis K. Tsitsika
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- public health
- health promotion
- adolescent health
- adolescent health services
- youth-friendly services
- transition services
- psychosocial health
- sexual health
- eating disorders
- overweight and obesity
- internet addiction
- COVID-19 pandemic