Year: 1975 Source: Medical Clinics of North America, v.59, no.6, (1975), p.1429-1437 SIEC No: 19832186

Gives an overview of adolescent crisis behaviours & their management. It is emphasized that maladaptive reactions often follow a long history of tension & involve the whole family. Points covered in managing crises are immediate physical protection, psychological intervention & short & long-term management. Suicidal behaviour is divided into acting-out, cry-for-help, & true death wish phenomena, & is explained in terms of Teicher & Jacob’s (1966) model. (12 refs.) (RM)