Adolescence, adolescents and new family systems


This article explores the consequences of children’s adolescence on the family system. An introduction provides the theoretical framework of the phenomena described. On one side, the complexity theory and constructivist philosophy, and on the other, a psychoanalytic hypothesis reshaping the relationship between body and mind, define adolescence as a complex phenomenon, inseparable from the family group. The conclusion provides some considerations on the need to include families in the treatment of adolescents.

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