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Destructive trends among today's youth are growing. The primary four self-destructive behaviours in adolescence today are excessive alcohol and substance abuse, promiscuity, self mutilation (ie: cutting and burning), and eating disorders. These are covered in detail, along with other issues like Internet addiction and suicide. This book offers a comprehensive look at teens self destructive behaviour and gives parents solutions for dealing with it. Helping Your Troubled Teen instructs parents on how to identify an at-risk adolescent and discuss warning signs of injurious behaviour, before the problem(s) become severe eugh that a child is in crisis and/or legal actions are taken against them. McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric teaching facility of Harvard Medical School. It operates the largest psychiatric neuroscience research program of any Harvard University-affiliated facility and of any private psychiatric hospital in the US.
Cynthia Kaplan, Ph.D., is the administrative director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at McLean Hospital. Dr. Kaplan lives in Boston. Blaise Aguirre, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist and clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard University School of Medicine. Michael Rater, M.D. is the medical director of the McLean Acute Residential and Partial Hospital Program.