"'This book will prove an invaluable resource for all those working in the field of primary healthcare and family medicine. Through case histories the reader will be introduced to adolescents who are depressed, to those who have been failed by the system, to those who cannot communicate their needs, and to those for whom issues of confidentiality have become critical. I have no doubt that this book will prove an exceptional resource over the coming years. It should be required reading for those in training, and should provide invaluable material for those designing training courses for health professionals working with young people' John Coleman, in the Foreword; 'This book offers ideas, insights and ways in which the different issues affecting young people can be discussed and dealt with. It is a book for anyone who cares for, and is interested in teenagers and who are also dedicated to delivering better services. What we want is for the troubled teenagers to be welcomed when they need help, to feel that general practice is approachable, and that their problems will not only be listened to, but taken seriously and dealt with in the most effective way possible. This book will help to do all those things' Ann McPherson, in the Foreword"