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Edited by Benjamin L. Hankin and John R. Z. Abela, Development of Psychopathology: A Vulnerability-Stress Perspective brings together the foremost experts conducting groundbreaking research into the major factors shaping psychopathological disorders across the lifespan in order to review and integrate the theoretical and empirical literature in this field. The volume editors build upon two important and established research and clinical traditions: developmental psychopathology frameworks and vulnerability-stress models of psychological disorders.

The Development of Substance Abuse in Adolescence: Correlates, Causes, and Consequences
The development of substance abuse in adolescence: Correlates, causes, and consequences
Jon D.Kassel, SallyWeinstein, Steven A.Skitch, JenniferVeilleux, and RobinMermelstein

Drug use among adolescents has become increasingly normative within the last several decades. Indeed, experimentation with drugs (and other “risky” behaviors) can be viewed as a behavioral manifestation of individuation and the seeking of autonomy. Nonetheless, the profound damage directly attributable to drug misuse among youth cannot be denied. Substance abuse is, in many respects, a prototypical psychological disorder in that it affects virtually every aspect of the individual's intrapersonal and interpersonal life. Moreover, and analogous to other disorders of youth (and adulthood, for that matter), there is strong reason to believe that the etiology of substance ...

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