Year: 1977 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.32, no.2, (April 1978), p.243-251 SIEC No: 19820445

The author postulates that depression exists in adolescents, with the level of ego development producing varying clinical pictures.Therapy is based upon the psychoanalytic theory of personality development.Individual treatment is based on age and intelligence of patient,level of ego development, defenses utilized, attitude of parents and community facilities available.