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Dr. James Eitner
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Adolescent Development (Overview)

Adolescent development (adolescence) is the normal condition in which children of modern societies transition from childhood to full adulthood, from about age 13 to 18 years. Puberty (the physical changes to become an adult) occurs in adolescence. Adolescence includes emotional, social, academic changes.


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What sort of problem is an adolescent development problem?

What sort of problem is an adolescent development problem?

Need More Info: Could be a physical immaturity or an emotional one. Or both. This question needs more information for a better answer. ...Read more

Dr. James Eitner
181 doctors shared insights

Adolescent Development (Overview)

Adolescent development (adolescence) is the normal condition in which children of modern societies transition from childhood to full adulthood, from about age 13 to 18 years. Puberty (the physical changes to become an adult) occurs in adolescence. Adolescence includes emotional, social, academic changes.


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How important are dairy products and calcium for adolescent development?

How important are dairy products and calcium for adolescent development?

Very!: Kids acquire their peak bone mass during adolescence. To get the most benefit, diet should include enough vitamin d and calcium. Many people are vitamin d insufficient or worse. A daily vitamin and calcium supplements are recommended to those who need it. Sometimes extra vitamin d is given. Please discuss with your doctor to determine if your child is getting enough of these & other nutrients. ...Read more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Remember that one day they will grow up and be tortured by their adolescent children! ...See more

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Is it possible for adolescent development to cause a depersonalisation feeling?

Adolescence does: not cause depersonalization, which is a more severe psychological state than just getting used to the rapid changes brought about by hormones during ones teen years. Adolescence presents with its own challenges, but severe mental states is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how important are dairy products and calcium to adolescent development?

Can you tell me how important are dairy products and calcium to adolescent development?

Yes: Very important for musculoskeletal development.The needs for the growing body are large , sometimes requiring extra vitamin and calcium supplements. ...Read more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Ongoing conflict with your teen? Hold formal diplomatic talks following predetermined rules of engagement. ...See more

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How do borderline personality disorder and normal adolescent development differ?

How do borderline personality disorder and normal adolescent development differ?

Intensity and issues: Sometimes it can be hard to tell. Both borderlines and adolescents are working on their independence -- but borderlines are working on it from much earlier (like 18-36 months of age). Borderline moods are much more unstable, there is rampant splitting into "all good" ; "all bad, " they may self mutilate and threaten suicide, and they are intensely insecure -- much more than healthy teens. ...Read more

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Could drinking cows milk increase breast size in adolescents development?

Could drinking cows milk increase breast size in adolescents development?

? exogeneous hormone: The milk itself is not an issue. There are concerns with the various hormones (growth hormones and estrogens) given to the cows to stimulate their milk production and how much of this may end up in the milk. Milk packaging today will often specify when it comes from cows that did not receive hormonal stimulation. ...Read more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Avoid fruitless nagging. State your expectations as calmly as possible in as few words as possible. ...See more

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Is it a myth that drinking cows milk increase breast size in adolescents development?

Yes it is a myth: The myth is that the hormones in the cow's milk may trigger early sexual development. This is not based on science. ...Read more

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