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Análise Psicológica

versão impressa ISSN 0870-8231

Aná. Psicológica v.26 n.2 Lisboa abr. 2008


A saúde do adolescente: O que se sabe e quais são os novos desafios


Margarida Gaspar de Matos (*)



Nos últimos trinta anos, a comunidade académica escreveu muito sobre os adolescentes, os seus problemas e a sua relação com os actores e contextos relevantes das suas vidas.

A partir dos finais dos anos 1990, uma revolução social associada ao “boom” das novas tecnologias de informação e comunicação trouxe um novo desafio aos pais e aos profissionais de saúde e da educação, a quem no início os anos 1970 se pedia abertura, diálogo, interacção participada.

Palavras-chave: Adolescentes, pais, tribos musicais, comunicação virtual, “cyber-bullying”.



During the past thirty years the academic community has been writing a lot about adolescents, their problems and their relationship with relevant actors and contexts of their lives.

Since the end of the nineties, the social revolution associated with the “boom” of new technologies of information and communication brought a new challenge to parents and to health and education professionals, from whom openness, dialogue and a participative interaction was demanded during the seventies.

Key words: Adolescents, parents, urban tribes, virtual communication, cyber-bullying.


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