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Adolescent Development 1-17
OM4 - Lovett - 1hr
Terms in this set (10)
what age range defines adolescence?
puberty -> adulthood
What characteristics are seen in early maturing boys?
Mature in social rel.
Student body president
Increased sexual activity
what characteristics are seen in late maturing girls?
Later sexual activity
what is the prevalence of sexual activity among adolescents?
Sexual intercourse by 19 years of age
80% of boys
70% of girls
~1 million girls become pregnant/yr
what pre-adult age group has the highest incidence of psychiatric illness?
Trying different roles
Rebellion against parents
-homicide = 2nd leading cause of death
-suicide = 3rd leading cause of death
describe the prevalence of juvenile delinquency in adolescence
62% of all arrests are persons under 25 years of age
43% of people arrested for serious crimes are under 18 years
50% of all rapes and murders are committed by adolescents
what are factors contributing to adolescence violence?
Child victims of abuse
what factors predict violence in adolescents?
Cognitive or psychiatric problems
History of violence/abuse
Serious antisocial behavior as a child
what behaviors constitute antisocial behavior as a child?
violence against animals
poor academic performance
generally decribe adolescence
A time of transition
Betwixt and Between
Issues of burgeoning sexuality
Issues of confidentiality with/from parents
Usually the time when it is appropriate to start to interview and examine patients without parent present.
Takes extra sensitivity to let these patients know that they can discuss sensitive topics with you.
Support and encouragement for patient empowerment are important.
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