International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 11 Num. 1 - March 2011


Affective disorders, crisis of identity and suicidal thoughts in teenagers.

Volume 11 Num. 1 - March 2011 - Pages 13-56


Mar?a de la Villa Moral Jim?nez , Carlos Sirvent Ruiz


In this study we apply the Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) construct for make reference to the stereotyped idea of emotional and affective crisis in adolescents. We have analysed behavioural disarrangement, depressive and anxious disorders, somatic complaints, relations problems, aggressive behaviour, attention searches and thought problems in adolescents schooling in a High School of the Principado de Asturias (Espa?a). We obtains answer trends that denotes stability, scarce anxious disorders manifestations, personal confusions in the search of self-concept, an adequate valuation of the interpersonal contacts, scarce aggressive or threatening behaviours, and trivial mental disorders manifestation and others problematic behaviors. Significant differences have been situated depending on such indicators as the level of age, the general autoconcept, the relation with the equal ones and the degree of institutional dissatisfaction with more vulnerability to manifestations of externalized pathology. Likewise, there have been evaluated factors that influence the suicidal thought and the processes of confusion of identity. We conclude that adolescence can shows an accommodated crisis (by changes meaning), more that a period of successive and incontrollable emotional tumults.

Key words:

adolescence, sturm und drang, affective disarrangements, identity, suicidal thoughts.

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