Facing it Out: Clinical Perspectives on Adolescence

Anderson, R. and Dartington, A. (eds.) 1988. Duckworth.

Based on a wealth of experience gathered over several decades in the Tavistock Clinic’s Adolescent Department, this book approaches some of the most difficult aspects of adolescence, yet also provides a conceptual framework of normal adolescence. Contributors examine different clinical aspects of adolescent disturbance, exploring in particular the impact on the family. The chapters cover a range of topics, from adjustment crises to anorexia nervosa and psychosis, as well as the formation of identity.