Psychosomatic Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults

Psychosomatic Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults

Proceedings of a Conference Held by the Society for Psychosomatic Research at the Royal College of Physicians, London. November 1960

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editors: John Hambling, Philip Hopkins
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223179

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Psychosomatic Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults covers the proceedings of the 1960 Conference, held by the Society for Psychosomatic Research at the Royal College of Physicians, London. This conference considers psychosomatic disorders occurring between the ages of 15-25 years and discusses the mental transformation from childhood to adult maturity. This book is organized into eight sessions encompassing 26 chapters. The first two sessions review the concepts of mental health and the psychosexual development in adolescence. The next sessions looks into the issues of teenage pregnancy, menstrual disorders, emotional sweating, male sexual disorders, epilepsy in adolescence, and psychosomatic aspects of acne vulgaris. These topics are followed by discussions on stress-related disorders, including tuberculosis and acute appendicitis. The remaining sessions describe certain aspects of mental transformation, such as the link between family and emotional maturity and fitness for marriage.

Table of Contents

  • Session 1 Chairman: John Paulley

    Concepts of Mental Health

    The Adolescent in industry

    The Adolescent in the University


    Session 2 Chairman: Kenneth Soddy

    The Psycho-sexual Development in Adolescence


    Session 3 Chairman: Aleck Bourne

    Pregnancy in Adolescents

    Menstrual Disorders

    Observations on Emotional Sweating during the Menstrual Cycle


    Sexual Disorders in Males


    Session 4 Chairman: Russell Fraser

    Epilepsy in Adolescence


    Diabetes Mellitus

    Psychomatic Aspects of Acne Vulgaris


    Session 5 Chairman: Harley Williams


    Family State, Mental Efficiency and Physical Growth of Children with Adenotonsillo-appendicitis

    Psychosomatic Factors in Acute Appendicitis


    Session 6 Chairman: Emanuel Miller

    The Family and Emotional Maturity Fitness for Marriage


    Session 7 Chairman: Desmond O'Neill

    Matrix of Youth, a Discussion

    Session 8 Chairman: J. O. Wisdom

    Summing up

    List of Chairmen and Contributors


Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223179

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John Hambling

Philip Hopkins

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