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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Teen Development (Overview)

Teen development refers to the healthy physical and mental maturation that occurs throughout adolescence.


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What about "hypogonadism' and teen development? Delayed?

What about "hypogonadism' and teen development? Delayed?

Around puberty age: Boys who don't have evidence of puberty by age 13-14 should be evaluated by their doctors. A pediatric endocrinologist can help. If boys are known to have hypogonadism for any reason, they will need testosterone supplementation to go thru puberty. Not infrequently, constitutional delay of puberty may also require a jump start with low dose testosterone for some months. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
63 doctors shared insights

Teen Development (Overview)

Teen development refers to the healthy physical and mental maturation that occurs throughout adolescence.


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

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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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

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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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How do sex and alcohol affect a teen's social development?

How do sex and alcohol affect a teen's social development?

Adversely: Alcohol blunts reflexes and judgement. You can make poor decisions, get into situations and relationships that can be harmful . Sex with multiple partners increases risk of contracting sexually transited diseases. Drinking and partying a lot also does not promote meaningful communication with others...Ie jut talking with others builds friendships..These behaviors can also ruin your reputation ...Read more

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How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more

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How does gaming affect a teens social development?

How does gaming affect a teens social development?

Badly: There is more than enough evidence that gaming, especially violent games, desensitizes people to emotions. It messes with your neurotransmitters, makes you irritable, harder to get along with, and promotes isolation. People, no just teens, need social interaction..Need to be with people, talking, learning how to resolve conflict, developing relationship skills. Media time= 2 hours a day. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Adolescent Development (Definition)

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 ...Read more