Your Questions Answered
by Shayan Waseh
December 2022, 125pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7968-5
$45, £35, 40€, A62
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7969-2
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Nearly 85% of all individuals between the ages of 12 and 24 will experience at least a mild case of acne, and this common skin complaint often continues to plague people into their thirties and forties.

This book addresses readers' most pressing questions and concerns about acne, including its causes, effects on the skin, and impact on self-esteem. It provides guidance and resources for anyone struggling with acne, including information about when to see a dermatologist.

Pimples. Blemishes. Spots. Zits. Whatever you call it, acne is something that almost everyone will have to deal with at least once in their life. But what exactly is acne, and how do the various types of it differ? What role do hormones, diet, and other lifestyle factors play in causing it? How can it be prevented and effectively treated at home, and when is it a good idea to see a health-care professional? How can we stop acne from taking a toll on our skin and our self-confidence?

Books in Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series follow a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers’ needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrates key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. Each book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.


  • A Guide to Health Literacy section helps readers to improve their research and critical thinking skills
  • Case studies provide real-world examples of concepts and issues discussed in the book
  • A section on common misconceptions dispels popular myths surrounding acne and points readers toward accurate information
  • A Directory of Resources offers readers a curated and annotated list of additional print and electronic materials for more information and further study
Shayan Waseh is a licensed resident physician specializing in the practice of dermatology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Waseh received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Buffalo before going on to earn his post-baccalaureate from the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Waseh has worked in the public health space after completing a Master’s of Public Health at Thomas Jefferson University, where he subsequently completed his medical training. He has written extensively on topics ranging from population health to telemedicine and dermatology in a variety of textbooks, encyclopedias, and peer-reviewed research journals.

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.
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