• Artemis Tsitsika As. Professor in Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine Head of the Adolescent Health Unit (A.H.U.) Chair of “Str. Of Developmental & Adolescent Health” MSc National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece President of the Hellenic Society for Adolescent Medicine/Health Editor in Chief of the Journal of Developmental & Adolescent Health (JDAH)


Dear colleagues,

in this issue of the Journal Developmental and Adolescent Health (JDAH) the submissions are most interesting and offer valuable information and original findings about hot topics concerning youth health and development.
Α review article on peripheral precautious puberty highlights main mechanisms of this less common condition and there is also a systematic review on cocaine use and anxiety/panic symptoms strong correlation.
A case report using a tool evaluating parenting skills to be used for adoption/fostering procedures provides an idea of significant practical value.
The issue offers three articles of original research: primary school children are found to be more resilient during covid-19 pandemic vs adolescents, while empowered children have better school performance in an impressive, up to date work. A clinical survey during the 2008 economical crisis on internet overuse, pointing out certain familial status patterns as significant factor for this expression and physical activity as a protective condition. A cross sectional study on primary school children reveals internet misuse when early overuse and online gaming was noted.
We are very enthousiastic that a lot of articles keep coming in and new researchers expose their work and ideas. Have a great time exploring the present edition.