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Asthma, Allergies, and Sleep  

Daphne Koinis Mitchell and Robin Everhart

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Children with chronic illnesses often experience sleep problems as a result of disease symptoms (e.g., itching, wheezing) or nighttime disease management (e.g., blood glucose monitoring). ... More

Body Image Disturbance During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period  

Kelly C. Allison and David B. Sarwer

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Apr 2016
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Jan 2014
Body image disturbances are common among women in the general population. Less is known about their prevalence and impact during pregnancy. This chapter examines the history of body image ... More

Consequences of Early-Life Experiences on Cognition and Emotion: A Role for Nutrition and Epigenetic Mechanisms  

E.F.G. Naninck, P.J. Lucassen, and Aniko Korosi

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Jan 2015
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Dec 2013
Perinatal experiences during a critical developmental period program brain structure and function “for life,” thereby determining vulnerability to psychopathology and cognition in ... More

Exercise and Health-Related Quality of Life  

Brian C. Focht

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a multidimensional subcomponent of quality of life involving subjective appraisal of various dimensions of one's life that can be affected by health ... More

Exercise Is a Many-Splendored Thing, but for Some It Does Not Feel So Splendid: Staging a Resurgence of Hedonistic Ideas in the Quest to Understand Exercise Behavior  

Panteleimon Ekkekakis and Manolis Dafermos

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Contemporary theories of exercise behavior have been the products of the so-called cognitive revolution, which has shaped the dominant paradigm in psychology over the past several decades. ... More

Global Concerns in Adolescent Health with a Case Study of India  

Suman Verma and Anne C. Petersen

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Apr 2015
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Nov 2014
Although much has been learned about global adolescence and especially global adolescent health over the past decade, research has focused more on minority than majority world adolescents. ... More

Imagination and Coping with Chronic Illness  

Cindy Dell Clark

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
In medical settings such as hospitals, play has become more common in recent decades, deployed to help children deal with treatment. Similarly, at specialized camps for ill children, peers ... More

The Intersection of Culture, Health, and Risk Behaviors in Emerging and Young Adults  

Laura Ferrer-Wreder, Kazumi Sugimura, Kari Trost, Senel Poyrazli, Marie-Louise Klingstedt, and Sarah Thomas

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Apr 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter provides a cross-cultural exploration of antisocial behavior, substance use, and sexual behavior in relation to health among emerging and young adults. By summarizing what is ... More

Maternal Psychopathology and Child Attachment  

Janice H. Goodman and Cindy Hsin-Ju Liu

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Apr 2016
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May 2014
The formation of an attachment bond to a parent or caregiver is a key developmental milestone that occurs during the first year of a child’s life. In this chapter, we examine the relation ... More

Nocturnal Enuresis  

Patrina HY Caldwell and Karen Waters

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) is one of the most well-studied sleep disorders of childhood. This common condition occurs in up to 20% of school children. Although most children will ... More

Pediatric Sleep Apnea and Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy  

Kristen H. Archbold

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is a sleep disorder where the movement of air through the upper airway (nose, mouth, trachea) is decreased due to an obstruction that is most ... More

Psychological, Behavioral, and Cognitive Changes During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period  

Laura J. Miller

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Apr 2016
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Jan 2014
Becoming pregnant and giving birth can lead to considerable psychological, behavioral, and cognitive transformation. The nature and scope of change varies a great deal from woman to woman. ... More

Role of Behavioral Sleep Medicine in Health Care  

Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree, Amanda M. Rach, and Heather L. Gamble

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Because many childhood sleep disturbances can be effectively treated by behavioral sleep medicine providers, understanding when and how to refer children for such services is essential to ... More

Training for Life: Optimizing Positive Youth Development Through Sport and Physical Activity  

Maureen R. Weiss, Lindsay E. Kipp, and Nicole D. Bolter

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Using a positive youth development approach, we comprehensively review the literature on social, psychological, and physical outcomes of children's participation in sport and physical ... More

Weight Control and Obesity  

Chantelle N. Hart, Nicola Hawley, Elizabeth Kuhl, and Elissa Jelalian

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Over the past several years, there has been considerable interest in the association between children’s sleep duration and obesity risk. Mounting epidemiological evidence suggests that ... More

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