Adolescent Emotional Development and the Emergence of Depressive Disorders

Adolescent Emotional Development and the Emergence of Depressive Disorders

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Cambridge University Press, 2012-08-16
EAN 9781107406599, ISBN10: 1107406595

Hardcover, 382 pages, 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm

One of the most striking aspects of the epidemiology of depressive disorders is the rapid rise in incidence observed between the ages of 11 and 14. This 2009 book explores the developmental changes occurring during the transition from childhood into early adolescence in order to understand how vulnerability to depression develops. The focus is on emotional development, which serves to encapsulate the cognitive, sexual, interpersonal and familial changes that are occurring during this life stage. This will be an essential read for practising psychiatrists and psychologists who work with early adolescents, along with academics and researchers interested in affective science or developmental psychology and psychopathology. Other professionals working with children and adolescents, including teachers, social workers, counsellors and family practice physicians will also find this a useful summary of scientific developments that are shedding light on the vulnerabilities and opportunities particular to this critical stage of life.

Review of the hardback: '... this book will be valuable to clinicians in bringing together a diverse set of research perspectives. For those intending further study, the references at the end of each chapter provide a comprehensive starting point.' Journal of the American Medical Association