On Adolescence: Inside Stories – eBook PDF
Adolescence and adolescent states of mind have rarely captured so much attention publicly, nor have they stimulated so much anxiety and disturbance privately. This long acknowledged, problematic, temporary world between childhood and adulthood is especially fraught, these days, with the offensives and pressures of contemporary culture and modern technology.
The heart of the ebook lies in the exploration of the inner lives of these young people, whether or not they find their way to clinical services. It sets out to show the sorts of things that go wrong, and how we can help to address them – the crises of identity, loss, self-harm, gender, bullying, depression, suicidal impulses, anger, anxiety, and so much more. On Adolescence: Inside Stories (PDF) is aimed for all those concerned with adolescence, and adolescent states of mind at whatever age or stage.
‘This ebook is breath-taking in its profound understanding of adolescence, coming from a time’s experience of working with this age group and a deep knowledge of literature.’ — Robin Anderson, psychoanalyst, former Chair, Adolescent Department, Tavistock Clinic
‘… at once inspiring and challenging [this] is a volume that will expand our thinking about the complexities of adolescent psychic life, providing an understanding to sustain and enhance us both in the consulting room and far beyond.’ — from the Foreword by Edna O’Shaughnessy
‘Margot Waddell draws on psychoanalytic theory, long clinical experience, and the deep resources of poetry and fiction to guide us through one of the most troubling and exciting periods of life. This is such a rich, beautifully written study, packed with interesting cases and masses of human wisdom. Of clear value to all parents of adolescents, and teenagers themselves, it is an ebook we can all relish’ — Melissa Benn, author and novelist of What Should We Tell Our Daughters?
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