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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 […]

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A psychoanalytic approach to eating disorders: The role of dependency

A psychoanalytic approach to eating disorders: The role of dependency Jeammet, Philippe Although they have been observed for centuries and were mentioned by Freud (Breuer and Freud, 1895) in the past 30 years eating disorders have taken on a new dimension and significance. This is quite certainly due to their extension, most clearly seen in […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BELIEF SYSTEM OF THE FAMILY

ADOLESCENTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BELIEF SYSTEM OF THE FAMILY Gilfoil, James H Psychotherapy has been studied extensively, and factors relevant to successful outcome such as (among others) motivation, a good therapeutic alliance, a skilled therapist, and “mutuality of expectation” (Heine and Trosman, 1960, pp. 275-278) between patient and therapist have been identified. […]

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A review of research findings, The

role of family interactions in adolescent depression: A review of research findings, The Katz, Steven H It may seem obvious that parents are a very important influence in an adolescent’s life and that adolescents are sensitive to and affected by their parents’ behaviors. However, research that tests these beliefs in cases of adolescent depression has […]

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Editor’s introduction

Editor’s introduction Esman, Aaron H The current volume of The Annals is a landmark in the history of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP). Appearing as it does in the year 2000, it marks the 25th publication in ASAP’s series of reports on the status and prospects of the field of adolescent psychiatry and […]

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11 JUVENILES WHO COMMIT SEX CRIMES

11 JUVENILES WHO COMMIT SEX CRIMES Saleh, Fabian M Much of what we know about the manifestation, etiology, and prognosis for sexual offenders stems from research with adults. Despite the fairly high prevalence and harsh punishments for juvenile sexual offenders, the field still knows little about the course and roots of these behaviors in youth. […]

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12 SEXUAL ABUSE OF BOYS BY CLERGY

12 SEXUAL ABUSE OF BOYS BY CLERGY Ponton, Lynn Recent media exposure of sexual abuse of boys by Catholic clergy has engendered a crisis in the Catholic Church. One of the less painful sequelae has been an attempt to understand this phenomenon better. This abuse is a subset of the wider problem of child sexual […]