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Managing Mental Health with Globally Validated Measures

Managing Mental Health with Globally Validated Measures

A special supplement this month describes the Measurement of Mental Health among Adolescents at the Population Level (MMAP) initiative, an effort to develop and validate global measures of mental health.

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Parents’ Role in Managing Their Adolescents’ Chronic Illness

Parents’ Role in Managing Their Adolescents’ Chronic Illness

Parents’ perception of their adolescents’ chronic illness may influence the utilization of health care services and overall management of the illness. Therefore, it is important that health care providers elicit the views of both parties in order to make a comprehensive and accurate assessment of adolescents’ health-related quality of life.

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Building Trust with Parents While Respecting Adolescent Confidentiality

Building Trust with Parents While Respecting Adolescent Confidentiality

This research suggests that three factors contribute to parental concerns regarding confidentiality for adolescents: trust between the different actors (adolescent, parent, physician), the responsibilities of these parties, and the etiology (the nature, severity, frequency) of the medical issue. This information may be used by physicians to build trust with parents, facilitating parents’ caregiving role while also promoting confidentiality for adolescents.

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Journal of Adolescent Health

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The Journal of Adolescent Health is a multidisciplinary scientific Journal dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults.

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Founded in 1968, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) is a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development and research. Visit adodolescenthealth.org for more about our mission.

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