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INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL SECTION

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL SECTION Becker, Daniel F THE COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE OF THE GROUP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHIATRY The Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) is an organization of some 300 psychiatrists dedicated to shaping psychiatric thinking, public programs, and clinical practice in mental health. It was founded in 1946 by a group […]

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YOUTH, IDEOLOGY, AND TERRORISM

YOUTH, IDEOLOGY, AND TERRORISM Flaherty, Lois T Since September 11, 2001 many Americans, along with others around the world, have been preoccupied with the why of what happened. We wonder how Islamists could kill themselves and innocent people, believing they are doing this in the name of God. But terrorism is not new and exists […]

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GENESIS, EVOLUTION, AND THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE

8 HOSTILITY IN ADOLESCENCE I: GENESIS, EVOLUTION, AND THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE Kalogerakis, Michael G The notion of hostility conjures a host of troubling associations ranging from the strains that threaten intimate dyadic relationships, to violence on the street, to the macrocosm of nations at war. How hostility develops and unfolds in a person’s life and its […]

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In memoriam: Peter Blos, Ph.D.

In memoriam: Peter Blos, Ph.D. Esman, Aaron H Peter Blos died in his 94th year on June 12, 1997 at his home in Holderness, New Hampshire. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Thomas Blos, his son, Peter Blos, Jr., M. D., his daughter, Lillemor Beenhouwer, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The customary biographical data-his […]

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SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS AND TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

14 HISPANIC ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES: SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS AND TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS Rothe, Eugenio M The United States is now an ethnically complex society. The demographic changes that have taken place in America during the past five decades have given rise to a country where cultural and ethnic diversity is becoming the rule, rather than the […]

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Self-destructive behavior as an expression of autonomy in young women

Snatching defeat from the jaws of success: Self-destructive behavior as an expression of autonomy in young women Perl, Elizabeth Risky and even self-destructive behavior is strikingly prevalent in clinical work with adolescent girls and young adult women. Such behavior can certainly be frightening to the therapist, who may be tempted to take on the job […]

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INTERVENTIONS WITH TRAUMATIZED ADOLESCENTS

INTERVENTIONS WITH TRAUMATIZED ADOLESCENTS Green, Monica R Other chapters in this special section discuss the nature and prevalence of trauma in adolescence, the cultural and gender aspects of trauma, the neurobiological changes associated with trauma, and the potential pathological sequelae of trauma. This chapter considers the interventions intended to mitigate the effects of trauma. While […]

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THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF TRAUMA

TRAUMA AND ADOLESCENCE I: THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF TRAUMA Becker, Daniel F THE COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE OF THE GROUP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHIATRY THE NATURE OF TRAUMA The origin of the word trauma is the Greek word for wound. “Trauma” refers to both the experience of being hurt by an external noxious agent […]

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Dialectical behavior therapy for inpatient and outpatient parasuicidal adolescents

Dialectical behavior therapy for inpatient and outpatient parasuicidal adolescents Katz, Laurence Y Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a principle-based psychotherapy developed by Linehan (1993a, b) for chronically parasuicidal women with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is the first empirically supported treatment for this population. DBT blends standard cognitive– behavioral therapy with Eastern philosophy and meditation […]

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ISSUES OF IDENTIFICATION, INTERVENTION, AND SOCIAL POLICY

TRAUMA AND ADOLESCENCE III: ISSUES OF IDENTIFICATION, INTERVENTION, AND SOCIAL POLICY Becker, Daniel F THE COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE OF THE GROUP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHIATRY Knowledge about the nature, scope, and impact of trauma in adolescence carries with it the imperative to identify those trauma-exposed adolescents who need psychiatric intervention and to provide appropriate […]