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Out of the Woods: Tales of Resilient Teens

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2006 - Autumn


by Stuart T. Hauser, M.D. ’66, Joseph P. Allen, Ph.D., and Eve Golden, M.D. (Harvard University Press) Through interviews with 70 people who had been institutionalized in a psychiatric facility during their adolescence, the authors investigate why some teens bounce back from a troubled adolescence while others don’t. The authors observe that the subjects who fared best had an interest in and capacity for reflection, responsibility and relationships, as well as a positive attitude and the desire to change.