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Care of the Adolescent

  • Robert V. HollisonJr.
  • John E. Aoki

Abstract

Perhaps no time in life is more exciting, challenging, and frustrating to deal with than adolescence. The true test of a physician’s mettle often comes in caring for this group of patients. Acceleration in growth coupled with perturbations of hormones lead to many changes. Lack of predictability in patient care, mercurial swings in compliance, and emotional upheavals are associated with this life stage. Adolescent health care necessitates a critical blending of the clinical acumen of the family physician with his “bedside manner” and medical personality. Despite these difficulties, care of teenagers can be among the most deeply satisfying aspects of a family doctor’s practice.

Keywords

Family Physician Sexual Identity Juvenile Delinquency Adolescent Sexuality Menstrual Disorder 
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  • Robert V. HollisonJr.
  • John E. Aoki

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