Prevention Book


Adolescent Development

Aka: Adolescent Development, Teen Development
  1. See Also
    1. Adolescent Health
    2. Adolescent Chemical Dependency
    3. Adolescent Depression
  2. General
    1. Healthy development requirements
      1. Prolonged supportive environment
      2. Graded steps toward autonomy
    2. Other factors assisting in healthy development
      1. Positive engagement between adolescents and adults
      2. School and community programs
  3. Physiology: Early Adolescence
    1. Developmental findings
      1. Preoccupation with body changes
      2. High levels of Physical Activity and mood swings
      3. Concrete thinking
    2. Physician approach
      1. Brings up sensitive issues (e.g. Tobacco, Alcohol, drugs, sex)
      2. Gives clear advice to both the patient and their parents
    3. Parental approach
      1. Offers a high level of supervision
  4. Physiology: Mid-Adolescence
    1. Developmental findings
      1. Independence
      2. Peer Group dominates social life
      3. Experimentation
        1. Risk behaviors more prevalent
        2. Sexual matters receive most interest
    2. Physician approach
      1. Endorse good behaviors and discourage bad behaviors
    3. Parental approach
      1. Allows experimentation but within limits and with coaching
  5. Physiology: Late-Adolescence
    1. Developmental findings
      1. Independently seeks health advice
      2. Understands consequences of actions
      3. Appear to be adults
        1. Future orientation
        2. Mutual caring
        3. Internal control
      4. Uncertainties
        1. Sexuality
        2. Future relationships
        3. Work possibilities
    2. Physician approach
      1. Encourages independent health care access
      2. Protects confidentiality
      3. Approaches patient as an adult
    3. Parental approach
      1. Allows for independent health care visits
      2. Available and supportive
  6. References
    1. Ham (2012) Am Fam Physician 86(12): 1109-6 [PubMed]

Adolescent Development (C0870101)

Definition (MSH) The continuous sequential physiological and psychological changes during ADOLESCENCE, approximately between the age of 13 and 18.
Definition (PSY) Process of physical, cognitive, personality, and psychosocial growth occurring from age 13 through 17. Use a more specific term if possible.
Definition (NOC) Milestones of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial progression from 12 years through 17 years of age
Concepts Finding (T033)
MSH D041923
SnomedCT 404962000
English Child Development: Adolescence, development adolescent, adolescent development, Adolescent Development, Development, Adolescent, Child development: adolescence, Adolescent development (observable entity), Adolescent development
Swedish Ungdomars utveckling
Finnish Nuoren kehitys
Polish Rozwój młodzieży
Norwegian Tenåringsutvikling, Utvikling i ungdommen, Pubertetsutvikling
Czech mladiství - vývoj, vývoj mladistvých
Spanish desarrollo del adolescente (entidad observable), desarrollo del adolescente, Desarrollo del Adolescente
French Développement de l'adolescent
German Entwicklung Jugendlicher
Italian Sviluppo adolescenziale
Dutch Adolescentie, ontwikkeling, Ontwikkeling tijdens adolescentie
Portuguese Desenvolvimento do Adolescente
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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