The books in the "Teen's Guides" series pre a wealth of information on a variety of illnesses, conditions, and diseases that often affect readers in grades 6 through 12 - from cancer and deion to asthma and diabetes. Ideal for teens living with the disease or whose family members or friends are coping with it, these insightful books offer everything readers need to know to understand the nature of the disease and its consequences on day-to-day life. Each book is written by a medical professional with firsthand experience with the disease or disorder. Case studies and dramatized, real-life examples illustrate the everyday impact of living with each specific disease. Topics covered include: How does the disease function, and how does it affect the body? How can one recognize the signs and symptoms of the disease? What causes the disease? What treatments are available, and are they effective? What side effects do they have? What social repercussions can the disease have? What should one expect going through recovery or as the disease progresses?
The majority of teens experience some form of stress related to school, society, family, or peers. People react differently to stress, and some are able to handle stressful situations more easily than others. A variety of factors—including genetic, psychological, and environmental—often contribute to how an individual reacts to stress.
Living with Stress pres all the information teens need to understand this subject, including causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Helpful sidebars, appendixes, and further reading guide additional exploration, and real-life examples throughout the book illustrate the impact of living with stress. Chapters focus on the emotional and physical effects of stress, why teens are at risk for stress-related problems, and how to address stress with lifestyle changes.