a branch of psychology concerned with mental and emotional disorders (as neuroses, psychoses, and mental retardation) and with certain incompletely understood normal phenomena (as dreams and hypnosis).
When pertaining to troubled teens, abnormal psychology is an important subject. Abnormal psychology such as psychological, emotional, and behavioral disorders are difficult for parents and other authority figures to diagnose and/ or provide treatment for. Only the treatment of therapeutic professionals and troubled teen specialists will provide the necessary therapeutic treatment for troubled teens struggling within the spectrum of abnormal psychology.
Parents of a troubled teenage boy or girl who suffers from a disorder that falls under the realm of abnormal psychology, please understand that immediate treatment is absolutely necessary.
Therapeutic options such as, therapeutic boarding schools, group homes, residential treatment programs and wilderness therapy programs for troubled teens, are all viable options for parents in search of abnormal psychology specialists.« Back to Glossary Index