Depression

Adolescent Depression: A Look from the Developmental Perspective

July 31, 2014 | posted in: Anxiety, Depression, Development, Mental Health, Parenting 101 | by

Adolescent Depression: A Look from the Developmental Perspective Depression during adolescence is a cause of worry for parents because of the impulsivity and general emotional reactivity of teenagers.  Psychologist Erik Erikson is best known for his work on examining childhood issues from a developmental perspective. According to Erik Erikson, adolescents must resolve two major crises..

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What is a Psychopath? A Discussion about Antisocial Personality Disorder

What is a Psychopath? A Discussion about Antisocial Personality Disorder In light of the recent tragedy at University of California, Santa Barbara, commentators and news outlets have been using phrases such as “mentally ill,” and “psychopath” without truly explaining or examining the meaning behind such significant labels. Psychopathy is the pop cultural term for the..

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Depression in Teens – Developmental Factors

February 23, 2014 | posted in: Depression | by

Depression in teens is quite common and very frustrating for parents.  One helpful way to better understand depression in your child is to view the disorder from a developmental perspective. According to the historically well-known child psychologist Erik Erikson, adolescents must resolve two major crises in order to mature into healthy, well-adjusted, happy adults.  Erikson’s..

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