Adolescent Addiction - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128186268

Adolescent Addiction

2nd Edition

Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment

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Editors: Cecilia Essau Paul Delfabbro
Paperback ISBN: 9780128186268
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th March 2020
Page Count: 356
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Table of Contents

PART I General issues
1. Foundations of addictive problems in adolescents
Dan Lubman (Monash University, Australia)

PART II Specific addictive problems
2. Alcohol addiction
Delyse Hutchinson & Cecilia A Essau (Deakin University, Australia; University of Roehampton University, UK)
3. Drug addiction
Louisa Degenhardt (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Australia)
4. Nicotine and e-cigarettes addiction
Judith S. Brook (New York University)
5. Gambling addiction
Paul Delfabbro (University of Adelaide, Australia)
6. Internet and video-game addiction
Daniel King (University of Adelaide, Australia)
7. Sexual addiction
Steven Sussman (University of Southern California, USA)
8. Shopping addiction
Cecilie Schou Andreassen (University of Bergen, Norway)
9. Smartphone addiction
Daria J. Kuss (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
10. Social networking addiction
Mark Griffiths (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
11. Exercise addiction
Mia Beck Lichtenstein (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

PART III Implications for the future
12. Social and political implications
Simone Rodda (University of Auckland, New Zealand)


Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment, Second Edition, offers researchers and clinicians a single-volume resource on the nature, extent and treatment of addictive problems in adolescents. Chapters cover the foundations of addictive problems, including developmental, social and neurobiological factors, common addictions among adolescents, including e-cigarettes, shopping, smartphones, social networking and exercise addiction, and challenges and recommendations for future research in adolescent addiction. Chapters in the second half of the book cover clinical characteristics, screening and clinical assessment methods, epidemiology, comorbidity, course and outcome, protective and risk factors, and more.

Key Features

  • Presents a breadth of coverage on addiction problems
  • Presents a simple and accessible organization, making it easy to examine specific addictive problems – their nature, extent and prevention/intervention
  • Includes a concise summary of key clinical points in each chapter to help readers put findings into practice


Academics in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and public health; mental health professionals (including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychotherapists, pediatricians and general psychiatrists); social science researchers; graduate students


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About the Editors

Cecilia Essau Editor

Cecilia A. Essau is a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Roehampton, UK where she is Director of Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CARACAW). She received her PhD from the University of Konstanz (Germany), and her “Habilitation” in Psychology (qualification for tenure-track professorships in Germany) from the University of Bremen (Germany). She is the first Iban woman to have received a PhD. Professor Essau has Visiting Chairs at numerous universities, including the Norman Munn Distinguished Visiting Scholar from Flinders University, and the Florey Medical Research Foundation Mental Health Visiting Professor from the University of Adelaide, Australia. In 2011, she was made Fellow of the British Psychological Society in recognition of her contribution to the field of Psychology. She is also Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her research focuses on understanding factors that can lead young people to have serious emotional and behavioural problems and using this research to both enhance the assessment of childhood and adolescent psychopathology, and design more effective interventions to prevent and treat such problems. She is the author of 222 articles, and is the author/editor of 20 books in the area of youth mental health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, Roehampton University, Whitelands College, London, UK

Paul Delfabbro Editor

Paul graduated from the University of Adelaide with degrees in Arts, Commerce and Economics and a PhD in psychology. He has published extensively in several areas, including the psychology of gambling, child protection and child welfare and applied cognition. He has over 300 publications in these areas including over 220 national and international refereed journal articles. His recent research interests in addiction have related to: the cross-over between gambling and gaming; the relationship between clinical co-morbidity and problem gambling; gambling-harm; the psychology of gaming machines and the behavioural indicators of problem gambling and harm.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia