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Adolescent Psychiatry
ISSN (Print): 2210-6766
ISSN (Online): 2210-6774
VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/2210676611202010010









Adam and Eve - The Story of Two Adolescents

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Author(s): Annette Streeck-Fischer
Pages 10-12 (3)
Abstract:
In this introductory address to the the Congress of the Interntional Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP) in Berlin September 14-18, 2011, incoming ISAPP President Annette Streeck-Fischer interprets the Adam and Eve story of Genesis in the Bible as a myth depicting adolescent development. Elements of sexual maturation, risk-taking, and separation from parents, are present in the story. We are reminded of the many challenges todays adolescents face.
Keywords:
Adolescents, myths, Adam and Eve, Bible, development, sexuality
Affiliation:
Asklepios Fachklinikum Tiefenbrunn, Waldhaus, 37124 Tiefenbrunn, Germany.