Year: 1992 Source: Hospital and Community Psychiatry, v.43, no.6, (June 1992), p.622-624 SIEC No: 19920774

From a psychodynamic perspective, the author reviews factors associated with adolescent violence, including things such as alcohol & substance abuse, & depression & suicidality. Management & treatment issues are surveyed. Violent adolescents have little awareness of an inner psychological world, cannot name affects or differentiate one from another, & often confuse thought, feeling & deed. In psychodynamic treatment, adolescents are helped to experience affect as part of themselves. (35 refs.)