Adolescence is a particularly difficult phase of life. From the early stages of adolescence, in which the young person has to deal with the passage from childhood to adolescence, to the final phase, in which the adolescent leaves and enters the adult world, passing through the intermediate stage, full of innumerable situations of great tension and psychic conflict – the result of a body and a personality in permanent and rapid change.
These constant changes and adaptations lead to the experience of extraordinarily strong feelings and potentially disorganizing emotions, which can lead to a pattern of psychic functioning based on personal suffering and distress, even if there is no clinical or a well-defined diagnosis. These symptoms and anxieties, if not worked and resolved, may lead to the development of a psychopathology in adulthood. Thus, it is essential to intervene early.
Psychotherapeutic intervention in adolescents is adequate and useful in a variety of situations, such as:
- Problems related to school performance;
- Problems related to body and body image;
- Problems related to food;
- Problems related to identity formation;
- Problems related to sexuality;
- Behavior and aggression problems;
- Problems in family life;
- Depressive and anxiety problems;
- Problems with integration into a group of friends.