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Social Changes Of Puberty
Female puberty: As in boys, one of the first signs of puberty is body odor. The development of the hourglass body configuration also starts at the same time. Then comes breast enlargement. Appearance of axillary and pubic hair follows later. After about 1 to 2 years into puberty, the first menstrual period arrives. After a few more years of physical and psychological changes, a lady is born. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
Child and family: The easy answer is genetics, biology (eg, prematurity, illness) and environment (family and community).Parenting that uses consistent, well-defined rules, rewards and consequences appropropriate for the child's age supports emotional well-being. Parental involvement with interactive play, language, listening, reading and adult-supervised peer interaction supports social development, as well. ...Read more
Regression: Adolescents face at least two complicated developmental hurdles, including 1) following a strong need to establish independence, while still greatly needing their parents' support, and 2) learning to master powerful feelings around identity formation, sexuality, dependency, and intimacy, just to name a few. The rigors of these changes can at times be overwhelming for both adolescents and parents! ...Read more
Gynecomastia: Yes they can be related, however without more information any answer here would be vague. It is very common to have small breast buds as boys pass through the early stages of puberty. As testosterone level rises in later stages it usually goes away. The testosterone will also promote penis growth. Determining if things are "normal" depends on exam of growth rate, testicular size, pubic hair etc.. ...Read more
During puberty what are the functions of testosterone vs dihydrotestosterone? Which has greater influence on sexual development, facial hair & voice?
Self control: There are many, but here are two big changes: 1) preschoolers are gaining further confidence around long separations from parents, which usually requires that the child develop social skills, and the ability to integrate with friends and teachers; 2) learning to use competitive and aggressive feelings in a socially acceptable manner. Both of these require a mental capacity to reflect on feelings. ...Read more
Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks
Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?
Social skills: To simplify the pateint is retaught social skills in the social skills training. ...Read more
What are the effects of lack of nutrition on the physical, intellectual, and social development of a child?
Many: The adolescent brain has not fully developed. Anyone raising teenagers who are convinced that their parents are the worst and craziest people on earth, only to learn differently when they reach their 20's (or sometimes never?), can tell you there is hope. They learn that the world does not revolve entirely around them, that there are things they can still learn, and that others are important. ...Read more
Media image: Yes it does. Remember most of the media outlets are run by males - they want and fantasize the "perfect women" hence images you see ie in magazines, tv etc.. Are those of their perception of the perfect woman. This ultimately trickles down to the young who try to strive to look like some of those depicted "perfect women" as their idol. ...Read more
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development & maintenance of generalized anxiety disorders?
I'm not sure: What you mean by safety signals. Please clarify and then we will be able to answer your question. ...Read more
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development and maintenance of generalized anxiety disorder?
Anxiety: A lack of safety could certainly play a significant role in developing this disorder. Best. ...Read more
Yes. Always will.: The stage you refer to is the final fear: dying. In the past month, I have celebrated the birth and life of two of my pts: elderly italian, proud women with a spark in their eyes. One is 101, the other ten years her senior! one of the giants in geriatric medicine (and colleague at hopkins) described aging as 'homeostenosis': all narrows & stiffens. Letting go is the only way of going on. Relax. ...Read more
Girl or boy?: For girls, the secondary sexual characteristics change, the hips widen, the breasts develop, hair grows in an adult distribution, hormonal changes initiate ovulation and menstuation and later on the growth plates fuse. The frontal lobe remains in a rather disorganized and immature state leading to a lot of dramatic moods and confusion. Onset of an enhanced libido begins to distract. ...Read more
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