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Makman, M. (1981). Adolescent Psychiatry. VI, 1978: Early Adolescence: Its Psychology, Psychopathology and Implications for Therapy. Derek Miller. Pp. 434-447.. Psychoanal Q., 50:145-146.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Adolescent Psychiatry. VI, 1978: Early Adolescence: Its Psychology, Psychopathology and Implications for Therapy. Derek Miller. Pp. 434-447.

(1981). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 50:145-146

Adolescent Psychiatry. VI, 1978: Early Adolescence: Its Psychology, Psychopathology and Implications for Therapy. Derek Miller. Pp. 434-447.

Marianne Makman

The author reviews the developmental stage of early adolescence as a time of intensely renewed conflict over separation-individuation. The external environment (e.g., the availability of role models for identification, responses to the adolescent's acting out, social mores, etc.) plays a crucial role in easing or

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disrupting the developmental processes, particularly of adolescents made more vulnerable by earlier developmental arrests. Miller points out with vivid examples the ways in which our current society at large, as well as common practices in our therapeutic and penal institutions, enhances regression rather than growth and adult resolution in our early adolescents.

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Makman, M. (1981). Adolescent Psychiatry. VI, 1978. Psychoanal. Q., 50:145-146

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