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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

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


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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

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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

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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?

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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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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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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Am 18 hv bin in to mastubation 4 2yrs nw, i notice a slow increase of my body growth bt large increase in development of puberty xtics, e.G:voice, hairs?

Am 18 hv bin in to mastubation 4 2yrs nw, i notice a slow increase of my body growth bt large increase in development of puberty xtics, e.G:voice, hairs?

Healthy Living: Nope. Not in any way. All of these myths are lies designed to cause shame in young men and women to get them to be brain washed. This shame is the real disease. It can cause bizarre and dangerous actions that lead away from health. Masturbation does not have any 'bad' health or medical consequences. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
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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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Teen Development (Definition)

Teen development refers to the healthy physical and mental maturation ...Read more