Adolescent Psychiatry in Clinical Practice by Simon Gowers, Simon G. Gowers

By Simon Gowers, Simon G. Gowers

Adolescent Psychiatry is a poorly understood box which calls for expert wisdom to enhance knowing and administration of the issues confronted by way of this staff. during this functional publication, expert pros supply entire and authoritative assurance of the present ways to perform in adolescent psychiatry. They evaluate a extensive variety of problems and assessment the remedies and providers used. a lot new details is gifted in a hugely readable demeanour. the final psychiatrist will enjoy the authors' services, and will simply include their thoughts into their very own paintings with young people.

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These conflicts help to prepare the young person for a life independent from the parent and for the necessary separation which this entails. Furthermore, as Durkin points out, conflict occurs in all close relationships, whatever the age of the participants, and, statistically, is much more frequent in families with very young children. Shantz and Hartup (1992) provide a good review of the literature and set N O R M A L D E V E L O P M E N T IN A D O L E S C E N C E 15 adolescent conflict in context, suggesting: 'Conflicts, defined as oppositional interactions, are seen as natural interpersonal sequelae of shifts in role expectations associated with age-graded transitions and maturational changes' (Shantz and Hartup, 1992, p.

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