Exploring adolescent issues

Conflicts: nothing to declare

Introduction

Adolescence marks the transition from childhood to adulthood. It is a time of rapid physical and emotional change juxtaposed against a time of asserting independence. It can be intermittently a time of confusion for the young person and frustration for parents. Of the many challenges that face young people, issues of risk-taking behaviour, smoking, alcohol and other substance abuse, eating disorders and depression are typically more common in adolescence.

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