Adolescence  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9781855753808
Published December 31, 2000 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

'Adolescence - when we are no longer children and have not yet reached adulthood - is a time of much disturbance, change and potential for growth. The adolescent is confronted with a body that stretches, changes and grows in all directions, as does her or his mind: he is no longer who he was.'- Inge Wise from her Introduction Adolescence is a turbulent period of time in life. Adolescents experience hormonal and physical changes that affect their mood and emotions. Psychoanalysis can help them resolve these new and often confusing feelings.In this collection, Inge Wise has gathered together a wide range of papers, dealing with issues such as adolescent violence, suicidal feelings, and addiction. Other papers explore psychoanalytic definitions of adolescence and central psychoanalytic contributions to the understanding of adolescence.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Violence as a defence against breakdown in adolescence -- Working with suicidal adolescents -- Working with adolescents: a pragmatic view -- Adolescence -- Working with addicts -- Appendix: agencies working with adolescents

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