Preface; A. L. Meyer, T. P. Gullotta.- Chapter 1. Definitional Issues and Knowledge Gaps; A. Diana.- Chapter 2. Reflections on Rough and Tumble Play, Social Development, and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD); J. Panksepp, E. L. Scott.- Chapter 3. Physical Activity, Cognition, and School Performance: From Neurons to Neighborhoods; D. M. Castelli, C. H. Hillman.- Chapter 4. Influences of Social and Built Environments on Physical Activity in Middle-Aged and Older Adults; F. Li.- Chapter 5. Physical Activity as Depression Treatment; L. L. Craft.- Chapter 6. Physical Activity for the Prevention of Depression; B. M. Kwan, K. J. Davis, A. L. Dunn.- Chapter 7. Physical Activity as Treatment for Obesity; E. Jelalian, A. Sato.- Chapter 8. Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention; N. Zarrett, D. K. Wilson.- Chapter 9. The Role of Physical Activity in Treatment of Substance Use Disorders; D. Pekmezi, L. Carr, B. Barbera, B. H. Marcus.- Chapter 10. Physical Activity for the Prevention of Child and Adolescent Drug Abuse; A. L. Meyer, A. Diana, E. Robertson.- Chapter 11. Individual-Level Behavior Change Strategies to Promote Physical Activity; K. Davis, S. Hubley, J. Leiferman.- Chapter 12. The Mandate for Movement: Schools as Agents of Change; J. J. Ratey, J. Sattelmair, S. Pelican.- Epilogue; T. P. Gullotta, A. L. Meyer.
Clarifies multidisciplinary prevention and treatment research for a broad-based audience
Addresses a range of topics, including primary theoretical perspectives, DSM-IV-TR/ICE-10 criteria for physical health; biological and genetic factors; risk and resilience factors for individuals and families; social and community factors; and pharmacology
Explores the health effects of the "built environment"
Recommends best practices for health promotion