12. Psychological problems - lecture outline

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Lecture Outline : Psychological Problems
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General Principles Psychological Problems Substance abuse Externalizing behavior Internalizing problems Substance Abuse Prevalence o Estimates o Why is early drug use a problem? o Sequence of drug use Predictors of substance use o Distinction between experimentation and regular use o Risk factors: psychological, family, social, contextual
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Externalizing Problems Prevalence o Arrests records vs. teen reports Causes o Life-Course-Persistent vs. Adolescent-Limited Internalizing Problems Symptoms: o emotional, cognitive, motivational, physical Why does it occur more in adolescence? Diagnosing in adolescence Sex differences o developmental change by sex o Why sex differences?
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Adolescent Suicide Prevalence Attempted vs. successful in teens and adults Predictors Adolescent suicide in sexual minorities Jiang et al. (2010) Purpose Sample: o 2,210 adolescents (50.2% females)
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Measures: (Predictors)
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