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Doctor insights on: Physical Development Late Adolescence

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Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Greater demand: Subtle processing irregularities may not be identified in earlier years when the environmental demands were not as complex, , and individuals are developing skills to meet the needs of theri irregular processing instead of developing more typical skills so with the adolescent brain pruning thier function is more compromised that is functional. ...Read more

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How does one tell if adolescence is end or just starting?

How does one tell if adolescence is end or just starting?

Adolescence: Typically folks talk about adolescence in terms of physical and cognitive (how your brain thinks) development. There are many stages but if someones body is starting to become more adult like they are at the beginning of adolescence. Some people think that the brain development part complete until a person is in his/her mid 20s. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that affects growth during adolescence?

Can there be anything that affects growth during adolescence?

Growth: Not sure if you mean stunts or encourages. Illness and inadequate nutrition will impair growth. Proper nutrition, good sleep and genetics will help growth. ...Read more

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What are the typical body changes that occur during adolescence?

What are the typical body changes that occur during adolescence?

Puberty: As adolescence is generally when individuals go through puberty - the physical body changes are a result of changing hormonal environment. The details depend on whether we're talking about a male or female. Follow this link for those details: http://www.medicinenet.com/puberty/page2.htm#what_are_the_physical_changes_of_puberty_in_girls_and_boys ...Read more

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Is there evidence showing guys grow faster at the end of adolescence?

Is there evidence showing guys grow faster at the end of adolescence?

Puberty and growth: Girls will start their growth spurt earlier than boys, but growth in height, once begun will not be faster depending on gender. Boys can keep getting taller throughout adolescence and young adulthood. Girls generally don't grow very much taller once they get their first period. ...Read more

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When will my childs confidence begin to grow again after tough adolescence?

When will my childs confidence begin to grow again after tough adolescence?

Hopefully daily: After 18 and out of high school many begin to develop confidence. Confidence iw built on successes and self esteem. Suggest a success journl...A journal that the teen daily outs in 3-10 things that went well that day.They can be small. When having a bad day look at the successes that have been occurring and it helps. A therapist who is good in cognitive behavior therapy can also be very helpful. ...Read more

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Heard that guys grow fast at the last 2 years of adolescence, as well. Is that true?

Heard that guys grow fast at the last 2 years of adolescence, as well. Is that true?

Growth: Generally speaking yes this is true. Adolescent male hit their peak growth velocity between 15-18 years of age. I hope this helps. ...Read more