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The Suicidal Adolescent

1st Edition

By Moses Laufer


168 pages

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As our knowledge of the change and turmoil of adolescence grows, so the number of issues on which psychotherapeutic techniques can shed light increases: this monograph focuses on one of the most urgent. It provides not only practical insights into dealing with suicidal or potentially suicidal adolescents - with an emphasis on prevention of the prob

Table of Contents

PART ONE Work with adolescence at Risk, CHAPTER ONE Psychological development In adolescence: "danger signs" CHAPTER TWO Depression and self-hatred CHAPTER THREE Depression and guilt CHAPTER FOUR A suicidal girl from a loving home CHAPTER FIVE Loss of the sense of reality about death CHAPTER SIX "Don't help me!" -the suicidal adolescent PART Two proceeding of a Conference on A Suicidal Adolescent, Understanding suicide: does it have a special meaning in adolescence? Discussion CHAPTER EIGHT The suicidal adolescent: experiences of a general practitioner CHAPTER NINE About "not noticing" the suicidal adolescent A research study into attempted suicide in adolescence, Discussion CHAPTER ELEVEN Can we prevent suicide In adolescence?

About the Author

Moses Laufer (1926 - 2006) was a Canadian psychoanalyst who pioneered work with adolescents and founded the Brent Centre for Young People in London. After moving to London in 1955, he became a member of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, becoming its president in the mid-1980s. He was also chair of the International Psycho-Analytical Association. He published a great number of papers in the 'International Journal of Psychoanalysis', and authored several influential works including 'Adolescence and Developmental Breakdown' (1984), 'The Suicidal Adolescent' (1995), and 'Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond' (1997).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health