Adolescent Psychological Development

Normal and Abnormal
  • Everett Dulit
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 4)


The focus of this chapter will be to try to develop some useful answers to the following questions: What does the forensic psychiatrist need to know about normal adolescent psychological development and about adolescent psychiatry and psychopathology to be able effectively to make an informed assessment of psychopathology in the adolescent who is brought to his or her attention in the court, hospital, or detention center setting; and to make an informed treatment recommendation for the adolescent in trouble seen in those same settings?


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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Everett Dulit
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryAlbert Einstein School of MedicineBronxUSA

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