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Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Online ISSN 1827-1898
Masi G., Brovedani P., Poli P.
From the Institute of Developmental Neurology Psychiatry and Educational Psychology University of Pisa, Italy Stella Maris Scientific Institute, Pisa, Italy
Learning disorders in adolescence can become a significant risk factor for psychopathology. The paper investigates emotional and cognitive patterns in adolescents with learning disorders. The first part of the study describes the impact of child-onset learning disorders on adolescence passage. In the second part four clinical conditions that can determine adolescence-onset learning disorders are outlined. These are adolescent turmoil, intellectual inhibition, delay in reasoning development and metacognitive dysfunctioning. Cognitive, emotional and behavioral features of these conditions are discussed, in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic implications.