International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, 2015

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Increase or Decrease?
IntroductionAutism was first described in modern times by the Jewish physician Leo Kanner (1894-1981) born in a small village in Galicia, which at that time was part of Austria-Hungary. He studied medicine in Berlin and graduated in 1921, but emigrated...
Bullying Victimization in Benin: Prevalence and Its Correlates among In-School Adolescents
IntroductionBullying victimization is a serious problem among inschool adolescents and has a long term effect on problem behaviour in young adulthood (1). Bullying is associated with truancy from school (2) and affects school achievement (3). It has...
Cyberbullying in Adolescents: The Prevalence of Mental Disorders and Suicidal Behavior
IntroductionWith the rise of advanced technology and increased online communication in modern society, an unforeseen, unexpected killer has managed to sneak into the lives of today's youths: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying most often occurs in middle and...
Dyscalculia
IntroductionMathematics is defined as "the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations"(1)....
Dysgraphia
IntroductionJohnny is an 8 year old boy who was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder last year. He was started on stimulant medication and has been on a stable dose for the past several months with an improvement in on-task behavior....
Factors Facilitating Constructive Coping with Stress
IntroductionThe issue of stress is a subject of both theoretical analysis and clinical practice. Growing focus may be currently observed on resources which facilitate constructive coping with stress, fighting crises and staying mentally healthy (1).The...
Human Rights Violations of Children in India: An Overview
IntroductionHuman beings are God's best creations due to their unique characteristic of power of discretion, rationality and compassion. The preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 proposed that human rights and dignity are self-evident,...
Prevalence of Pregnancy in Adolescence
IntroductionAdolescence is a development period between the ages of 10 and 19 years, and is essential for biological, psychological and social maturity (1). It starts with puberty and has a rich profile of diverse body, psychological, physiological and...
Revisiting Menstrual Bleeding Patterns in Adolescents Using Etonogestrel (ENG) Implant
IntroductionThere are more than 20 million women worldwide who use long acting progesterone-only contraceptives (1, 2). Implanon(TM) and its radiopaque version, Nexplanon(TM), are Etonogestrel (ENG) implantable rods that are placed subdermally. These...
Syphilis: The Forgotten Sexually Transmitted Disease. A Brief Case Report
IntroductionSyphilis has declined significantly over the last 30 years. Due to that success, many physicians no longer have the skills to recognize its symptoms (1). We present a case of syphilis as a demonstration of this fact.Case reportA 17 year old...
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