Adolescent Psychiatry in Clinical Practice by Simon Gowers, Simon G. Gowers

By Simon Gowers, Simon G. Gowers

Adolescent Psychiatry is a poorly understood box which calls for professional wisdom to enhance realizing and administration of the issues confronted via this staff. during this useful ebook, expert pros provide finished and authoritative insurance of the present ways to perform in adolescent psychiatry. They evaluation a vast variety of problems and assessment the remedies and companies used. a lot new info is gifted in a hugely readable demeanour. the overall psychiatrist will enjoy the authors' services, and will simply include their ideas into their very own paintings with teenagers.

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And Taipale,V. (1987) The impact of timing of puberty on psychosomatic symptoms among 14 to 16 year old Finnish Girls. Child Development, 58, 261-268. Bagwell, C. , Newcomb, A. F. and Bukowski,W. M. (1998) Preadolescent friendship and peer rejection aas predictors of adult adjustment. Child Development, 69, 146-153. Baker, R. R. and Bellis, M. A. (1995) Human Sperm Competition: Copulation, Masturbation and Infidelity. London: Chapman & Hall. 24 A D O L E S C E N T P S Y C H I A T R Y IN C L I N I C A L P R A C T I C E Baumrind, D.

With age, the ability to bring conflict to resolution develops, and conflict becomes better managed. A D O L E S C E N T D E V E L O P M E N T AND THE FAMILY LIFE CYCLE In considering the relationship between adolescent development and the family, it is important to look at this stage of the life cycle from a broader perspective and to see what other family members may be experiencing. The parents of adolescents are typically aged 35-45, although this is likely to change as mothers have their children at increasingly later ages.

In addition to these normative developmental changes, adolescents can also experience non-normative changes like parental divorce or bereavement in this period. Again, most young people cope effectively with these adversities. In a minority of adolescents, however, this period can so difficult for some teenagers to negotiate successfully, that it can result in the development of mental health problems. Coleman's focal theory (1978) suggests that developmental tasks are managed more effectively if they occur in a sequence rather than simultaneously.

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