Adolescent Psychiatry

Lois T. Flaherty
Harvard University Medical School
Cambridge, MA
USA

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Adam and Eve - The Story of Two Adolescents

Author(s): Annette Streeck-Fischer

Affiliation: Asklepios Fachklinikum Tiefenbrunn, Waldhaus, 37124 Tiefenbrunn, Germany.

Keywords: Adolescents, myths, Adam and Eve, Bible, development, sexuality

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.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
Page: [10 - 12]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/2210676611202010010