Year: 1986 Source: Hospital & Community Psychiatry, v.37, no.6, (July 1986), p.591-596 SIEC No: 19870530

The author describes adolescent depression & its biological underpinnings, deprivation syndromes, manic-depressive illness, as well as the concept of affective violence in organic affective syndromes & episodic dyscontrol syndromes. These disorders call for multimodal treatment in which appropriate medication facilitates psychosocial intervention. (LH)