1st Edition

Adolescent Psychiatry, V. 24 Annals of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry

Edited By Aaron H. Esman Copyright 2000
    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    Launched in 1971, Adolescent Psychiatry promised "to explore adolescence as a process . . . to enter challenging and exciting areas that may have profound effects on our basic concepts." Further, they promised "a series that will provide a forum for the expression of ideas and problems that plague and excite so many of us working in this enigmatic but fascinating field." The repository of a wealth of original studies by preeminent clinicians, developmental researchers, and social scientists specializing in this stage of life, the series has become an essential resource for all mental health practitioners working with youth.

    Volume 24 of The Annals surveys four broad areas of adolescent psychiatry that speak to the challenges and opportunities now before the field. Part I offers three important reassessments of adolescent development; they focus, respectively, on separation-individuation theory, the interpersonal matrix of adolescence, and the psychology of belonging. Part II explores the future of child and adolescent psychiatry in the context of school-based mental health services. Several assessments of ongoing school-based mental health clinics provide the context for reflection on the future of school-based delivery systems. Part III examines forensic issues in adolescent psychiatry and includes an overview of forensic psychiatry for adolescent psychiatrists, an update on juvenile justice, and a review of the issue of competence in adolescents. Finally, Part IV offers a series of current perspectives on psychopharmacology in relation to adolescence. Contributors review the current status of pharmacological treatment of different adolescent populations, including adolescents with behavior disorders, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and psychosis. The volume concludes with a timely examination of the role of psychiatric consultation on an adolescent medical service.

    I. Developmental Considerations: Adolescent Development Reconsidered
    Introduction - Shelly Doctors and Harvey Horowitz
    1. I Am, You Are and So Are We: A Current Perspective on Adolescent Separation-Individuation Theory - Marcia Levy-Warren
    2. The Interpersonal Matrix of Adolescent Development and Treatment - Robert Gaines
    3. The Psychology of Belonging: Reformulating Adolescent Development - Gil G. Noam
    II. School-Based Programs for Adolescents
    Introduction to Special Section - Irving Berkovitz
    4. Psychiatric Public Health Opportunities in School-based Health Centers - Stewart L. Adelson
    5. On-Site School-based Mental Health Clinics: 15 Years' Experience in Orange County, California - Bernard A. Rappaport
    6. School Mental Health in New Mexico - Steve Adelsheim
    7. An Advising Program in a Large Urban High School: The Magic Match - Nancy Rappaport
    8. Changing Paradigms in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Toward Expanded School Mental Health - Mark D. Weist, Olga M. Acosta, Nancy A. Tashman, Laura A. Nabors & Kathleen Albus
    III. Forensic Issues in Adolescent Psychiatry
    9. Forensic Psychiatry for Adolescent Psychiatrists--An Introduction - Richard Rosner
    10. Juvenile Justice Update - Richard A. Ratner
    11. Competence in Adolescents - Robert Weinstock
    IV. Psychopharmacology in Adolescence-Current Perspectives
    Introduction to Special Section - Robert L. Hendren
    12. Pharmacological Treatment of Behavior Disorders - Surengam S. Sheeram and Markus J.B. Kruesi
    13. Pharmacologic Treatment of Affective Disorders in Adolescents - Dwight V. Wolf and Karen D. Wagner
    14. Pharmacologic Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Adolescence - Robinder K. Bhangoo and Mark A. Riddle
    15. Pharmacologic Treatment of Psychosis and Pervasive Developmental Disorders - Ileana Bernal-Schnatter and Robert L. Hendren
    V. Psychiatric Consultation on an Adolescent Medical Service - Everett Dulit


    Aaron H. Esman, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (Emeritus), Cornell University Medical College, and Faculty, New York Psychoanalytic Institute.  He is editor of Psychology of Adolescence: Essential Readings and Psychiatric Treatment of Adolescents and author of Adolescence and Culture.  He maintains a private practice of psychiatry with adults, adolescents, and children.