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International Translational Research: Promise and Caution

International Translational Research: Promise and Caution A recent series on adolescent health in The Lancet described the success of concerted worldwide effort in infectious disease and the global investment in child health (Resnick, Catalano, Sawyer, Viner, & Patton, 2012). As a result more children are surviving into adolescence and the world wide burden of disease has shifted to non-communicable diseases often due to behavior problems that begin during adolescence and add to the burden of disease during adolescence but also through the life course. The Institute of Medicine report on preventing mental and behavioral disorders, for example, demonstrated that mental, emotional and behavioural disorders like depression, substance abuse, and conduct disorders affect large numbers of young people which have a life-long psycho-social effect on the young people, their families, schools and communities (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2009). Unicef also has recently targeted adolescence as the central phase for physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health and promotes its social investment to end the cycle of poverty, to eliminate inequities and to secure a better future for children and young people (Unicef, 2011). The Worldbank gave a message to governments and policy makers to invest in young people for countries development (The Worldbank, 2006). All these documents http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Developmental Science iospress

International Translational Research: Promise and Caution

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IOS Press
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Copyright © 2015 IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved
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2192-001X
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10.3233/DEV-000079
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Abstract

A recent series on adolescent health in The Lancet described the success of concerted worldwide effort in infectious disease and the global investment in child health (Resnick, Catalano, Sawyer, Viner, & Patton, 2012). As a result more children are surviving into adolescence and the world wide burden of disease has shifted to non-communicable diseases often due to behavior problems that begin during adolescence and add to the burden of disease during adolescence but also through the life course. The Institute of Medicine report on preventing mental and behavioral disorders, for example, demonstrated that mental, emotional and behavioural disorders like depression, substance abuse, and conduct disorders affect large numbers of young people which have a life-long psycho-social effect on the young people, their families, schools and communities (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2009). Unicef also has recently targeted adolescence as the central phase for physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health and promotes its social investment to end the cycle of poverty, to eliminate inequities and to secure a better future for children and young people (Unicef, 2011). The Worldbank gave a message to governments and policy makers to invest in young people for countries development (The Worldbank, 2006). All these documents

Journal

International Journal of Developmental Scienceiospress

Published: May 15, 2015

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