Social Anxiety and Phobia in Adolescents: Development, Manifestation and Intervention Strategies

by Klaus Ranta

This volume brings together research into diverse aspects of social anxiety and its clinical form, social phobia, in adolescents. Development of the condition, clinical manifestations and treatment strategies are all addressed, with emphasis on ways in which adolescent development and context are reflected in the manifestation and treatment of symptoms. The book is divided into three parts that review epidemiological, neurobiological and sociopsychological research on vulnerability factors, examine the phenomenology and assessment of social anxiety and phobia in different developmental contexts and discuss evidence-based prevention and treatment options for adolescent social anxiety and phobia. Social Anxiety and Phobia in Adolescents will be informative and interesting for all child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists as well as for school psychologists and counsellors.

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Thyroid Diseases in Childhood: Recent Advances from Basic Science to Clinical Practice

by Gianni Bona

This book covers the entire spectrum of thyroid diseases in childhood, focusing on the recent advances that have been achieved, from progress in basic science research through to novel or improved approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Introductory chapters discuss thyroid embryogenesis and the role of thyroid hormones in fetal development. The two contrasting forms of thyroid dysfunction, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, are then considered in depth, with particular attention to the molecular causes of congenital hypothyroidism. Among the other topics addressed are autoimmune thyroiditis, thyroid nodules, and pediatric neoplasms. The book concludes with an overview of promising therapeutic approaches, such as stem cell therapy. Each topic is treated by an eminent expert in the field, ensuring consistently high quality. Thyroid Diseases in Childhood will be an important source of information for endocrinologists, pediatricians, oncologists, and gynecologists, as well as other professionalsinterested in this topic.

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Iatrogenic Effects of Orthodontic Treatment

Roberto Justus This book is a well-illustrated guide to the iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment that provides practical information on orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and post-treatment retention and highlights preventive... Read more »

Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials Edition 4

by Geoffrey R. Norman

New for 2014, Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials, 4th Edition, includes updated information on robust estimators of the mean, the problems of multiple hypothesis testing, bootstrapping and resampling and non-parametric stats. In addition, an entirely new chapter title Measures of Impact discusses measures of incidence and prevalence, risk, morbidity and fatality rates, and more.

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