Psychology of adolescence

Specialty of Psychiatry

Psychology of adolescence is the specialty responsible for diagnosis, study and treatment of disorders and developmental problems and behavior of young people during puberty (between 14 and 18, approximately). At this time, the boys experience physiological and psychological changes that often cause reactions or behavioral changes considered normal within the common patterns of every teenager. But when changes in behavior and personality are severe and persist over time, can be a symptom of some kind of maladjustment to their own adolescence or more serious disorders transformations. Some of the specific most common psychological disorders are adolescence aggression, substance abuse can cause addiction or dangerous behavior, anorexia or other eating disorders, depressive processes, lack of self-esteem ... By Therefore, early treatment with psychotherapy prevents worsening problems and chronicity.
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