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Adolescent Medicine

  • Jessica AddisonEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Adolescence marks a transitional period from childhood to adulthood and has unique implications regarding health and wellness. During this period, factors such as puberty, sexuality, self-identification, and peer relationships tend to significantly impact an individual’s journey toward adulthood.

Keywords

Adolescence Routine health visit Eating disorders Substance abuse Sexually transmitted diseases 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Marwa Abdou, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Center, El Paso, Texas, USA, to the 1st edition of this chapter, many of which have been incorporated into this edition as well.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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