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Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)

Adolescence is a transition period between childhood and adulthood. It is a stressful developmental period filled with major changes in physical maturity and sexuality, cognitive processes (ways of thinking and thought content), emotional feelings, and relationships with others. Addressing the healthcare needs of this age group requires not only addressing identified health concerns, but also considering the complicated interactions of developmental changes on healthcare needs, the effectiveness of treatment, health education, and health promotion.

Listed in the directory below you will find some information regarding some of the more common changes experienced and challenges faced by adolescents, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Female Growth and Development

Male Growth and Development

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Safer Sex Guidelines

Acne in Children

Eating Disorders

Mood Disorders

Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependence

Reviewed Date: 03-19-2011

Adolescente (de 13 a 18 Años)
Find a pediatrician
Health Tips
Beating an Eating Disorder
Boost Your Teen Daughter’s Body Image
Cool Tools to Keep Your Kids From Smoking
Cough Medicine Abuse by Teens
Could Your Child Have a Drug Problem?
Helping a Friend With an Addiction
How to Help Teenagers With Addicted Parents
How to Spot Drug Use in Kids
How to Talk About Drugs With Your Kids
Is Your Teen Abusing Drugs or Alcohol?
Primer: A Parent's Guide to Inhalant Abuse
Primer: GHB, the Club Drug
Primer: What You Need to Know About Ecstasy
Put Peer Pressure in Its Place
Stages of Substance Abuse
Talk With Your Kids About These Issues
Teen Suicide: Learning to Recognize the Warning Signs
Teens and Prescription Drugs
Teens and Talk: What's a Parent to Do?
Treating Teen Acne
Understanding Eating Disorders
Understanding Prescription Drug Abuse
Understanding the Teen Brain
We Can Head Off Teen Tragedies
What You Need to Know About STDs
Quizzes
Acne Quiz
Addiction Quiz
Drug Abuse Quiz
Inhalant Abuse Quiz
Sexually Transmitted Disease Quiz
Teen Health Quiz
Diseases & Conditions
Acne in Children
Adolescent Health Problems and Injuries
Adolescent Mental Health Overview
Adolescents and Diabetes Mellitus
AIDS/HIV in Children
Amenorrhea in Teens
Anxiety Disorders in Children
Asthma and Children
Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Bipolar Disorder in Children
Breast Conditions
Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents
Eating Disorders in Children
Ewing Sarcoma
Female Growth and Development
Female Physical Development
Gynecological and Menstrual Conditions
Healthy Eating During Adolescence
High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents
Home Page - Adolescent Medicine
Infectious Mononucleosis in Adolescents
Major Depression in Adolescents
Male Growth and Development
Male Physical Development
Menstrual Disorders
Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Normal Breast Development
Obesity in Adolescents
Oral Health
Osteosarcoma in Children
Overview of Adolescent Health Problems
Overview of Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Pap Test for Adolescents
Problems in Puberty
Puberty: Adolescent Female
Puberty: Adolescent Male
Safer Sex Guidelines for Adolescents
Schizophrenia in Children
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Adolescents
Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependence in Adolescents
Substance Exposure
The Growing Child: Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)
Topic Index - Adolescent Medicine
Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Children

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.