Disorders in Adolescence

Disorders in Adolescence

Write a reflection paper on one of the following disorders in adolescence:

(a) anorexia nervosa,
(b) substance abuse/dependence, or
(c) depression/suicidality.

Describe the development/etiology of the disorder based upon one of the theoretical perspectives Erikson, Freud or Piaget.

What biological and environmental factors are associated with the development of the disorder?

The following videos might be helpful:

Adolescent brain [Video file]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPMP68QP698&feature=related

Thomas, D. (2009). Anxiety disorders: Signs and symptoms of child anxiety [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS4GD6VTag0