The thoroughly updated Second Edition of this handbook is the most accessible, practical, and timely guide to the health care of adolescents. Written by two experienced directors of adolescent medicine programs, the book is packed with information on diagnosis and treatment and emphasizes the communication and counseling skills required for working with adolescents.Coverage includes all frequently encountered problems in the health care of teenagers -- common medical problems, chronic illness or disability, sexuality, sports medicine, psychological disorders, substance use and abuse, and legal issues. The Second Edition features greatly expanded coverage of substance use and abuse and legal issues and new chapters on violence, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, hypertension in adolescents, common upper respiratory problems, and syncope. Tables, charts, drawings, and a comprehensive index make quick access easy during busy office hours. Each chapter includes extensive lists of references for further reading.