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January 1962

Adolescents: Psychoanalytic Approach to Problems and Therapy.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1962;6(1):105-106. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1962.01710190107016

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The increasingly widespread recognition of adolescence as a significant singular and separate developmental period in life has been responsible for the appearance of numerous papers, book chapters, and books dealing with various aspects of this crucial period of crisis and conflict. This book, an outgrowth of a series of lectures on psychodynamics and the therapeutic applications of psychoanalytic knowledge to the handling and treatment of adolescent difficulties, contains seventeen individual papers that are remarkably all-inclusive in their coverage of the problems encountered by child, parent, and therapist. Surprisingly, there are little repetition and duplication in this series of presentations. Each author, carefully chosen by virtue of his rich and intimate knowledge of the special problem or subject assigned to him, brings to his task a wealth of clinical and theoretical material that makes for a considerable number of classical and comprehensive highly condensed chapters, each of which might

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