Further Readings

See also Adolescent, Gifted; Adult, Gifted; Career Counseling; Coaching; Precocity; Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted; Underachievement

In this stage an active, take-charge approach is required, and accurate symptom diagnosis ensures that medication will be used appropriately.

Colarusso, C. A. (1980). Psychoanalysis of a severe neurotic learning disturbance in a gifted adolescent boy. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 44(6), 585–602.

Dahlberg, W. (1992). Brilliance—The childhood dilemma of unusual intellect. Roeper Review, 15, 7–10.

Grobman, J. (2006). Underachievement in exceptionally gifted adolescents and younger adults: A psychiatrist’s view. Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 17(4), 199–210.

Grobman, J. (2008). A psychodynamic psychotherapy approach to treating underachievement in exceptionally and profoundly gifted adolescents and adults: A psychiatrist’s experience (unpublished manuscript). Retrieved January 20, 2009, from http://www.psychotherapyservicesforthegifted.com

Jacobsen, M. (1999). Arousing the sleeping giant: Giftedness in psychotherapy. Roeper Review, 22(1), 36–42.

Kelly, K. (1970). A precocious child in analysis.

Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 25, 122–145. Lovecky, D. (1990). Warts and rainbows: Issues in psychotherapy of the gifted. Advanced Development Journal, 2, 107–125.

Oremland, J. D. (1975). An unexpected result of the analysis of a talented musician. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 30, 375–404.