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ERIC Number: ED276683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
Health Concerns Associated with Adolescent Growth and Development.
Stivers, Cathie
Just as infants and the elderly have special health care needs based on their stages in the life cycle, adolescents also have particular health needs. While some of those needs are simply a result of the bodily changes that define adolescence, others are true medical conditions which are most commonly found in this age group. Among achievements made during the adolescent period are: new and more mature relationships with peers; sexual identity and role; acceptance of individual physique; emotional independence; preparation for family and community life; preparation for the world of work; individual ethical and moral behavior guidelines; and development of intellectual skills. Medical conditions prevalent during this period include: infections, postural problems, dental disorders, eating disorders, mental depression, and substance abuse. Adolescent health promotion has begun to receive greater attention in schools, hospitals, and private practice, and professionals are working toward both health promotion and prevention of health problems with programs geared specifically for the adolescent. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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