23. Introduction to Adolescence and Its Disorders

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch23

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Introduction to Adolescence and Its Disorders, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch23

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • adolescence and its disorders;
  • psychiatric disorders of adolescence, continuations of childhood disorders;
  • adolescence, not just childhood/adulthood, also biological/social characteristics;
  • adolescence, culturally as well as biologically determined;
  • ‘out of control’ teenagers, their own desires, paying less heed to rules;
  • rejection of adult values, reflecting impact of criticism by parents/teachers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A potted history of adolescence

  • Rules and autonomy

  • Biological and social influences interact

  • Cognitive development

  • Identity

  • Solving problems and weathering stress

  • Epidemiology of adolescent psychiatric disorders

  • Further reading