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AM:STARs: Hot Topics in Adolescent Health, Vol. 25, No. 2

Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews

Edited by American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health, Cynthia Holland-Hall, MD, MPH and Paula K. Braverman, MD

This issue of AM:STARs, Hot Topics in Adolescent Health, presents a wide array of articles exploring some of the most exciting advances and controversies in adolescent health. These topics and other evolving areas are presented to guide the reader toward providing state of the art clinical care to adolescents, as well as reviewing new research that will shape the future of adolescent health.

Topics include:

Nutritional and metabolic controversies including the diagnosis of gluten intolerance, vitamin D deficiency and metabolic syndrome in adolescents, and the use of bariatric surgery to treat the comorbidities of adolescent obesity.

New diagnostic considerations, including updated DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for mental health disorders such as mood dysregulation, eating disorders, and ADHD.

Reproductive health advances including new diagnostic techniques and treatment regimens for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, as well as the expanding use of long-acting reversible contraceptives.

New frontiers in adolescent medicine including office-based management of opiate addiction, support of gender nonconforming youth, and the use of mindfulness practices in the care of a variety of conditions.

AM:STARs: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews is the official publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health. Published 3 times per year, the journal offers adolescent medicine specialists and other primary care physicians who treat adolescent patients with state of the art information on all matters relating to adolescent health and wellness.

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