By Manju Mehta, Rajesh Sagar
This quantity discusses adolescent psychological wellbeing and fitness matters in non-Western contexts and events, starting from universal psychological problems to construction lifestyles talents. It combines earlier literature and empirical paintings on a variety of problems to supply a accomplished account of cognitive behaviour remedy (CBT) for young people. the quantity covers a large spectrum of stipulations, starting from anxiousness to affective problems and different linked problems. It supplies a pragmatic advisor to the administration of issues with particular specialize in case vignettes, outlining consultation info and particular strategies for use during the intervention plan. a close appendix elaborating numerous CBT recommendations is integrated within the quantity. It presumes a uncomplicated realizing and coaching in psychological health and wellbeing care and psychotherapy and turns out to be useful for pros: psychologists, counsellors, paediatricians and different practitioners within the box of psychological well-being. it's also priceless as a textual content for classes in future health psychology, medical psychology, adolescent drugs and adolescent psychology.
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There is a little research on the role of comorbid disorders in impacting outcome of CBT in adolescents. M. 14 Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents Anxiety disorders and other internalizing disorders form a major part of the psychiatric disorders seen in children and adolescents. Although many fears and anxieties may be transient, changing as the child grows up, others continue, developing into debilitating problems. OCD, social anxiety, specific phobia, school refusal and panic attacks are common anxiety disorders seen in adolescence.
In adolescents, assertiveness is particularly important for resisting peer pressure for risky behaviours such as sexual behaviours or substances. PSST (D’Zurilla 1986): The absence of adequate problem-solving skills often results in the build-up of stressful states and subsequently anxiety and depression. Problem-solving skills are particularly helpful in adolescents who experience various sources of stress such as academic, peer-related and family. Steps in PSST are (a) orientation or set to formulate problems as potentially solvable.
Learning relaxation skills help manage arousal symptoms. Several types of relaxation skills have been found to be helpful including deep muscle or progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, guided or positive imagery and biofeedback. Behavioural strategies are also helpful in the reduction of anxiety and are based on the learning principles such as habituation and extinction and social learning. These include, in session exposure, role-play and modelling, imagerybased methods and graduated exposures (or step ladders).
A Practical Approach to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Adolescents by Manju Mehta, Rajesh Sagar