Adolescent Cognitive and Emotional Development

An Introduction to Adolescent Psychiatry for Forensic Psychiatrists: Clinical Considerations in a Legal Context
  • Bertram Slaff
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 2)


It is fundamental to the understanding of adolescents, indeed to the comprehension of all individuals, that the developmental point of view be kept in mind. This may be conceived of as three overlapping circles, one representing physical maturational growth, one expressing cognitive development, one evincing emotional and interpersonal evolution. All of these must be thought of as concurrently dynamic, that is, in a constant state of activity.


Anxiety Disorder Anorexia Nervosa Personality Disorder Pervasive Developmental Disorder Emotional Development 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertram Slaff
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  1. 1.The Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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